Meet the NAYC Speakers: Matthew Tuttle
Matthew Tuttle was raised on the mission field of Europe. He returned to the United States in 2000 to graduate high school and attend Indiana Bible College.
In 2003 Matthew met Michelle McCoy at NAYC in Nashville, Tennessee and in 2005 they were married. They now have four children: McKyla (12), Savannah (10), Lewis (8), and Eden (6). In 2011, as a family, they returned to serve in The Netherlands, where Matthew spent most of his childhood and youth. The Lord brought them back to the U.S.A. in 2015 to serve as pastor of Eastgate Pentecostal Church in Vidor, Texas.
InsideOut: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you and why?
Box of matches, gun, mac and cheese
IO: Please tell us your favorite joke.
Where do you find a dog with no legs? – right where you left him
IO: What is the funniest moment you have had while preaching?
I had a strange guy run up on the platform, take the mic out of my hand and start talking.
IO: Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
I read a lot of A.W. Pink
IO: What is your dream travel destination?
IO: What does your daily devotion routine look like?
I love to pray at the church, reading and praying scripture.
IO: What is your favorite hobby/past-time
Being with my family.
IO: How do you prepare to preach to thousands at North American Youth Congress?
Seeking counsel from those who’ve done it before.
IO: Briefly share your testimony, especially from your life as a teen.
I was raised on the mission field in The Netherlands. I was filled with the Holy Ghost when I was 9 years old in my bedroom. We planted churches in Amsterdam, Den Haag, and Dordrecht. Our church was very small. We didn’t have a youth group or youth ministry at that time. The Netherlands is a liberal country where sin abounds. Because of God’s grace and great parents I was kept from much of the sin around me.
IO: When and where did God call you to preach, and how did you answer you His call?
Oregon District youth camp I was 15 years old. I didn’t know the details but I said “yes” to whatever God had for me. I promised God I would say “yes” to whatever and wherever I was asked to serve.
IO: What advice do you give to the teens and young adults of this generation?
Develop a personal walk with God. Work for the Kingdom not the compensation. Think Big.
IO: How can the students take the North American Youth Congress fire to their homes and home churches and keep it burning?
Go home and win a soul. That person will never let you forget.
BONUS: What is the greatest thing that has happened in your life besides salvation?