The Rocky Mountain Conference has brought on a new Director of Literature Evangelism, Pastor Matt Hasty, who will be working closely with the students of Campion Academy. Interested students can meet with him in the gym at our Move-in Day on Sunday and sign up to work with him in this important ministry. Hasty is coming to us from Indiana where he also served as the Literature Ministries Director. We are pleased to introduce Hasty, as he shared with us some of his background and goals for the program.
Why have you chosen to work in Literature Evangelism and what has brought you here?
“I believe literature evangelism is an extremely important tool in leading people to Christ. We are told ‘soon a thousand will be converted in a day, most of whom will trace their first convictions to the reading of our publications’ (EV 693). Because this is true, I want to be involved in a ministry that will make a big impact for the kingdom of heaven! After much prayer my wife and I decided God was leading us to join the team in the Rocky Mountain Conference.”
What is your background in the area?
“I started knocking on doors at 16 years old, and I haven’t stopped yet. Though LE work is full of its challenges, it also gets a little addicting. I’m 32 now, so for a little over half of my life, I have been doing evangelism and always use literature as part of that evangelism. Outside of LE work, I've preached five evangelistic series and have pastored for three years.”
What are your goals for the program?
“I have two simple, but huge goals. First, I’d like to train and persuade every attending member in our conference that they are a literature evangelist. Secondly, I want every home in Colorado and Wyoming to receive at least one of our truth-filled books or tracts every year.”
Could you tell us a bit about you as a person?
In December, my wife Amanda and I will celebrate our 10th year anniversary. Six months ago, we were blessed with our adorable daughter Eliisa. Our family loves the outdoors, camping, cliff-jumping, snowboarding, hiking and the beach! We’re looking forward to making some great memories with our new family in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
The ministry of Literature Evangelism has been an important outreach and job opportunity for students throughout the history of Campion Academy. Pastor Joe Martin retired from the director position in May, and while he will be greatly missed, we are pleased to continue the program under the leadership of Matt Hasty.
Article by Jill Harlow with Matt Hasty