Matthew Samler


Born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, Matthew was the youngest of six children.  He fell in love with music and started a band that traveled through five states playing every weekend while he was in high school and college.  His traveling didn’t stop as he left his town of 500 people and traveled the world to over 56 countries and almost every state in the US.  Working in musicals, bands and on cruise ships he loved getting a chance to perform and hearing the applause of many.  He moved to Kodak, TN in 2010 with his amazing wife Nickie where he performed and worked for The Miracle Theatre, The Lumberjack Feud, Dollywood, and The Smoky Mountain Adventures show for Dolly Parton.  After being blessed with two amazing kids Audrey and Noah and having been in the theater world for over 20+ years, Matthew was called in a different direction as he is now a Pastor at a local church.  Even though he still loves to sing he doesn’t need the applause of many its all about an audience of one.

Matthew 5:14-15 “You are the light of the world–like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see.

Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all.”