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Rev. Matthew Rivers

The Reverend Matthew Rivers Jr. has served as the Rector of St. John’s Chapel on the East Side of Charleston, SC since July 8th, 2018. Reverend Rivers has been a strong follower of Christ from an.early age. His main passions are discipleship, leading people to Christ, and healthy Christian families beginning with a Bible-based foundation.

Reverend Matthew Rivers was born October 16, 1967 and was raised on the Charleston peninsula in a loving Christian home where Sunday church was a regular occurrence. Pastor Rivers holds a bachelor’s degree of Theology from North Carolina College of Theology and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Pittsburgh, PA. Matthew is married to Henrietta, a long- time congregant of St. John’s. Mrs. Rivers holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal school for Ministry. Henrietta is currently a Chaplin at Porter Gaud.

Reverend Matthew Rivers was a business owner in real-estate for 8 years and in the import/export field for over 17 years, but the greater call that Matthew had was the calling in his life to serve the Lord at the age of 10. It is only now that calling of Isaiah 6:8 is being answered.