Pastor Matt Toupin and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of three boys and one girl and they are excited to serve the Gateway Community along with the Woodland Park church family.
Pastor Matt felt called into ministry while working his first job at the age of 15 at our American Baptist Camp Arrah-Wanna up on Mt. Hood. He graduated from Mt. Hood Community College (AA), Oregon State University (BS, BA, MBA), and Western Seminary (M.Div.). Before coming to Woodland Park, he served as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Omaha, Nebraska and previous to that as Associate Pastor of Youth at Outreach at First Baptist Church of Oregon City.
Matt and Lisa love to spend time with their kids in the great outdoors whenever they can, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Together, they are excited to see the amazing things God will do to bless the Gateway Community through Woodland Park Baptist Church.
At Woodland Park, we understand the Gospel as “God’s Story…Your Story.” We see the Gospel not as one small part of the Bible, but as a message of hope set forth throughout all of the Bible– the true story of God’s interaction with humanity throughout all history. In the Bible, we see how each and every passage relates in one way or another to the overall story of the Gospel.