Pastor Robert Charles Matthews, Jr. (also known as Pastor RJ) was born on July 2, 1984. He is the proud husband to Cycelia D. Matthews, father to Robert Charles Matthews III ("3J"), Micah Jeremiah Matthews ("MJ") and Faith Zamir Matthews. After graduating from Columbus High School in 2002, he went on to World Harvest Bible College under Pastor Rod Parsley where he studied advanced pastoral leading. While in Bible College he founded U-Turn Youth Ministries and has since impacted thousands of young people. It is based out of his hometown and has been going strong for 9 powerful years!
After Bible College, Pastor RJ served as youth pastor from December 2005 until September 2007 at Harvest Time Church in Houston, TX under the leadership of Bishop Shelton Bady. In October 2007 Pastor Matthews returned to his hometown and served as interim pastor of his childhood church home. He was installed as senior pastor on January 11, 2008. Since his installation, the ministry has seen tremendous growth and the name has been changed to Kingdom Vision International Church (often referred to as KVIC).
Pastor RJ is continuing to grow in ministry and is devoted to a lifestyle that pleases God. He is a man full of purpose and passion who is determined to empower individuals to understand their purpose, unleash their potential, un-limit their possibilities, and ultimately... Shift. The. Culture.