Pastor Search

MMPC is praying for God to lead us to our next Pastor. We are currently accepting applications.  For our Pastor Position Profile visit the ECO Job Board:
If you have questions about the application process, please email them to the chair of our Pastor Nominating Committee:
Dan Neff (

Opportunity Profile

Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church

The Church

Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church is a multi-generational church, rich in history and gifted with hospitality. Our children and youth ministries are strong and we are known for our commitment to teaching our entirely trustworthy Bible throughout all ministries in our church. We are devoted to prayer and discipleship but still want to grow in these areas. We are grateful to be debt free and delight in our ability to be generous with our missions partners. Our Easter, Christmas Eve and annual Bazaar are iconic experiences, treasured by many.

The Community

Albany, Texas is composed of 2,000 residents and we are located just over 30 miles from Abilene, Texas. Our town uniquely combines a devotion to the arts and outdoor recreational activities such as hunting and fishing. Our educational system offers families raising children a fantastic overall experience, including a myriad of extra-curricular activities. 

The Calling

MMPC is looking for a pastor who has a strong passion for Christ, a commitment to teaching the Word of God and one who is devoted to prayer. We are also looking for someone who demonstrates love for people, both inside and outside the church. We are praying for someone who will earnestly love our wonderful community and make Jesus known through missional living. 

The Church

Children's Ministry

Under the direction of Courtney Clegg, our ministry to children is stellar. We offer a quality Sunday School experience, weekly gatherings and after-school discipleship to kids of all ages. We also invite our students to participate in local relational retreats and have also taken elementary aged students on life-changing encounters to places such as Cincinnati, Ohio to take in the Ark Encounter. The MMPC holiday experiences for kids are always special. 

Youth Ministry

Guided by Youth Director, Becky Wills, and Junior High Volunteer Director, Darla Cotter, our youth ministry is thriving. We offer Winter Ski Trips, Summer Mission Trips, Wednesday Night Small Groups, and a quality Sunday School Experience. 

Mother's Day Out Program

Every Monday and Friday we welcome children from our community to experience our educational, relational and Christ-centered Mother's Day Out program led by MDO Director, Meg Walser. 

Musical Worship

At MMPC, we believe musical worship must be reverent, Christ-glorifying and contain lyrics that are Biblically accurate. Our multi-generational worship beautifully melds traditional hymns, led by our historic tracker organ, with contemporary worship music accompanied by the piano and guitar.  

Debt Free

We are grateful for how God has always financially provided for us. We are thankful to be debt free with comfortable reserves. Our annual budget supports our beautiful, updated facilities, including our spacious and charming manse.

Covenant Partners

We have approximately 100
Adult Covenant Parters
(not including the children in those families).

Missions Partners

We are proud of our missions partners, including Closet Angels, the area clothing ministry, housed in our building across the street from the church.  We are also proud to support the Open Door Pregnancy Center of Breckenridge, the Ben Richey Boys Ranch of Albany and several international missionaries. 

Staff Size

We have a staff size of 6. Other than our pastor, we have a Children's Director, a Youth Director, a Mothers' Day Out Director, an Office Administrator, and an Organist.

Church Government

MMPC is an Elder led congregation and we are affiliated with the ECO Presbyterian Denomination. Our normal session size is 6 elected Covenant Partners with the Pastor being the 7th member. We are also led by the humble service of  7 Deacons. 

Worship at MMPC

The community


The Albany economy is driven by Agriculture, Oil & Gas, and Tourism.

The Arts

If you listen to the Wall Street Journal or Texas Monthly, Albany with its small town charm, Old Jail Art Center, Fandangle, and live music scene should be on your Texas Bucket List. The OJAC houses a collection of over 2,300 works of art created throughout the world, from antiquity to present, including pieces by Rembrandt, Picasso and Monet. Admission is free and our museum attracts many annual visitors.  The Old Jail Art Center offers many opportunities specifically for K-12th grade learners, in addition to adult classes and education to international students broadcast from Albany.

Every summer, the Fort Griffin Fandangle unifies our town and draws people to Albany. The last two weekends of June,  250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told with original music, narration, and humor. Threatening wildfires, giant rattlesnakes, a rowdy frontier town, and the discovery of oil appear before your eyes on the acre-sized Prairie Theater.  For 84 years local cowboys, square dancers, young riders, families and old-timers have entertained guests with the Texas Frontier Story – Indians hunting the prairie, settlers moving west with herds of Longhorn cattle, soldiers protecting civilization. The strains of the steam calliope call visitors back each summer.

Back on Main Street, our renovated historic Aztec Theater in downtown Albany is home to local musical and theatrical productions, meetings, and special events, including the Albany Live series of concerts, which brings performers from around the country to our stage. 

State Champs

The Albany Lions won the 2A Division 2 State Football Championship in 2022. The triumph of our team united our community in a special way. Albany is an all-state powerhouse in both boys and girls sports, including championship titles in tennis, power lifting, golf and many track and field events. Our volleyball, baseball, and softball teams are UIL state ranked. Our thriving band program leads our region and our FCCLA program has sent teams to Nationals the last two years. 

Youth Activities

Our town offers phenomenal youth sports and activities for kids of all ages. Local kids participate in little league, flag football, softball, basketball, volleyball and other sporting events. The Albany Dance Theater showcases a year's worth of lessons at a colorful recital each June. 

Stock Show & 4-H

The Stock Show experience is life changing for many youth in Albany, Texas. We also offer a range of 4-H experiences for kids of all interests and  ages. 

Hunting & History Tourism in Albany

Thousands visit our community each year for its superb turkey, dove, quail, deer, and wild hog hunting opportunities.  Just two hours west of the DFW Metroplex, visitors to Albany often include pictures in front of our historic courthouse, a handmade drink from the soda fountain in our iconic drug store and shopping along our picturesque Main Street, after early morning hunts or when they gather for dinner and concerts in town. Many come for unique experiences such as helicopter hog hunts, bow hunts for that holiday turkey or deer, or other trophy hunts for tales around a campfire. Bass fishing tournaments and water-sports abound on Hubbard Creek Lake just 15 minutes east of town. Fort Griffin State Historic Site and Park is less than 15 minutes north of Albany.

Nearby Abilene, Texas

Just 35 minutes from Albany, you will find commercial flights, two regional hospitals, three universities, two colleges, big box shopping, national chain hotels, philharmonic concerts, movie theaters, museums, rodeos and a zoo in Abilene, TX (population 150,000).

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