Pastor Matthew Best serves as pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in New Kingstown, PA, USA.  He is dedicated to showcasing how encounters with Jesus change people’s lives.

Pr. Matthew brings with him an extensive background in campaign politics and government, entrepreneurial coaching, and food pantry work.  God prepared Pr. Matthew for ministry through these careers which gave him experience in strategy, communication, development, building culture, fundraising, and more.

Pr. Matthew is married to his college sweetheart, Abigail, and they have four children, a dog, and guinea pig.  They reside in Carlisle, PA.

Pr. Matthew can be found online at his blog ( where he blogs, writes prayers, posts videos, and podcasts.  You can find out more information about St. Stephen Lutheran Church by visiting the church’s website at  You can also find the church and Pr. Matthew on Facebook.