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Meet Pastor Matthew Costner

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Pastor Matt and Alyson

Dr. Matthew Costner, Lead Pastor of New Beginnings, is committed to communicating God’s Word clearly and with application to today’s culture. Matthew, with his wife, Alyson, and family, moved to Branson, Missouri, from Spartanburg, South Carolina in February 2020, to join the New Beginnings church family. They have five children—Maxwell, Ellery, Lois, Beau and Eden.
 
Matthew was born and raised in Shelby, North Carolina. He became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of 7 under the leadership and Influence of his parents. Matthew earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Gardner-Webb University, his M.Div. from Vanderbilt University and his D.Min. from Talbot Theological Seminary at Biola University.
 
His hobbies include anything outdoors (biking, running, hunting, gardening, etc.) and spending time with his family.
 
Alyson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Coweta, Oklahoma. She has an undergrad degree in Education from Northeastern State University and a Masters in Family and Community Services from University of Missouri. Matt says she is the CEO of the house, keeping everyone on track! In her free time, she likes to read, watch musicals and sneak out of the house for a quiet cup of coffee!
 
A fun fact about the family: Every kid was born in a different state (Max—Tennessee; Ellery—North Carolina; Lois—Mississippi; the twins—Oklahoma)!
 
Follow their journey on Instagram @matthewcostner & @alysoncostner