Matthew Barrie was born in Jackson, Michigan and after 14 years moved with his parents and brother to Fort Smith, Arkansas where he spent the remainder of his school years.
Upon graduation, Matthew painted billboards in Michigan, but was called to study for a life serving God. To that end, he attended Ozark Christian College studying Biblical Literature.
After that, he lived a lot of life and had many adventures, but none that compared to the world God opened up to him upon meeting Amy O’Dell in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at a Christ in Youth Conference.
Six Months later, her name became Amy Barrie. After another year, they embarked on a journey from Springfield, Illinois to Lone Wolf, Oklahoma to pastor a small church there.
In that time they received great treasures. Kaylynn Zipporah was born in that parsonage and her character in their story became the joy of Matthew and Amy from then till now.
In 2006, the Barrie family moved to Fort Smith and lived simple and full lives doing what God called them to do. By 2010 God’s call lead the family to Mulhall, Oklahoma where they pastored the Mulhall Christian Church for a time, and then, after the addition of a whirlwind named Asher, Matt went to work at Southside Baptist in Stillwater.
God’s will intervened once again and drew Matt and Amy into the community of Dover, where Matt serves as a staff Pastor at Dover Christian Church and Amy serves as the second grade teacher at Dover Elementary.