Eddy Mathews was born and raised in rural Rogers county.His family attended Calvary Baptist church in Vinita.
Eddy started searching for peace through the Grief of his oldest brother Allen’s death.
(Allen sacrificed his life attempting to save a child drowning.)
Eddy recalls his mother sharing from John’s Gospel, 14th chapter.(about a home that is being prepared for those who place their trust in Jesus as the only way to Salvation). Eddy headed that call and gave his life to the Lord.
Eddy graduated from Chelsea public schools then attended Roger’s university and shortly after began a career in law enforcement.
While in high school he met Sandy, they were married in 1984 on their shared birthdays.
Over the next (7) yrs. they had (3) children. Keith, Amanda and Emily.
In 1996 eddy found himself struggling with a loss of inner peace as a result of his personal disobedience to God’s call to holiness.
On January 4th 1996 he surrendered everything he was and had hoped to be to the LORD.
After surrendering his life, the Journey or perhaps an adventure with the Lord began.
It’s been more rewarding than anything imaginable.
When he was a young child his parents helped start Greer Baptist Church.
Following his rededication, it was made his home church where he started leading bible studies
The following year he was asked to serve as Youth Director for Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Adair.
He was there (2) yrs. when the call came to move his ministry to
Alluwe Baptist Mission until December 2000.
That’s the year when the Lord called for the Mathews to open there home to foster children.
After fostering several children in 2001 they adopted Annie, Cheyenne and Irvin.
In 2001 the Lords call came for Eddy to take early retirement from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and move to Calvin first in southeast Oklahoma where he served (2 1/2) years as Senior Pastor And later (2 1/2) yrs. in Paoli.
September 2005, they were called back to Mayes County area and he served as Senior Pastor until December 2014. When he accepted a job as an officer with GRDA and later accepted the position of Police Chaplain.
Father’s Day 2015 Eddy accepted the call to serve as
Associate pastor with Utopia.
Over the past (20) yrs. Eddy has been on several mission trips including over a dozen trips to Old Mexico,Nicaragua, Sudan Africa. As well as many local and out of state trips including Colorado, Iowa and Texas.His hobbies are Gardening, Fishing and hiking.Sandy and Eddy also love to spend as much time as possible with there (2) granddaughters.