Alan Graham and “Pastor Dude” Matt Freeman

As the leader of The Gathering, a Christ-centered mission at Community First! Village, Matt Freeman (a.k.a the Pastor Dude) is a familiar face with a jovial presence around the neighborhood. Matt spends a good amount of time helping his formerly homeless neighbors through a process of healing and restoration, and often draws upon his own past experiences through the most difficult trials to remind others that he, too, once felt broken and beyond repair. In this episode of the Gospel Con Carne, Matt breaks down the simple truth of the gospel and explains how the path he once found himself on in life—including a turning point moment that involved time in jail and his loss of hope—led to healing you can only find in Jesus Christ.