The Reverend Matthew R. Rasure is the minister of the First Baptist Church of Medford. He is married to the Reverend Rachael Pettengill-Rasure, who is pastor at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Milton, MA.Together they are the parents of Jack.
Rev. Matt is passionate about community involvment, environmental consciousness, and helping people to engage more actively with God in their own lives.
In his spare time, Rev. Matt loves to cook with his wife, Rachael, and they are both avid fans of early and Baroque music, particularly the harpsichord.
Rev. Matt is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently writing a PhD dissertation entitled "Priests like Moses: Earliest Divisions in the Priesthood of Ancient Israel" in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Rev. Matt has also taught courses in the Harvard NELC department in Ugaritic and in North West Semitic Epigraphy.