Matthew M. Lubin Sr., Pastor - Macedonia Baptist Church
Pastor Lubin was born April 30, 1970 and grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is married to the former Marquietta Gant and has three sons, Joshua, Matthew Jr. and Devin.
Pastor Lubin graduated from Washington-Marion Magnet Hight School in 1988 and joined the United States Air Force shortly thereafter. He served in the Air Force for eleven years. During that time, Pastor Lubin spent tme in Illinois, Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Texas. He also received numerous distinguished awards to include: The Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, Airman Leadership School's John Levitow Honor Graduate, Air Combat Command Transportation Airman of the Year. In addition, Pastor Lubin received a degree in Management through the Community College of the Air Force, with Biblical Studies through Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, IL.
While serving in the Air Force, Pastor Lubin ministered in the Chapel in a wide array of ministries. While assigned at Rhein Main Air Base, Frankfurt Germany from 1989-1993 he served as Director, Lifeline Outreach Ministry. While assigned at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene TX from 1993-1995, Pastor Lubin served as Assistant Pastor for the Gospel Service under Chaplain Nathaniel Crawford; Director, Protestant Men of the Chapel; Director, Outreach Ministry; Director, Protestant Singles of the Chapel. While deployed to Riyadh Air Base, Saudi Arabia in 1995 he served as Pastor of the Gospel Service. From 1995-1996 served Holiday Hills Baptist Church of Abilene as Interim Pastor. In 1997, while assigned in Korea served as lay-minister in charge of the Kunsan Air Base Gospel Service. During 1998-1999, served at macedonia Baptist Church, Abilene Texas as Director, Baptist Training Union, Single's Ministry Director and New Members/Believers Sunday School Class teacher. While deployed again to Riyadh Air Base, Saudi Arabia in 1999, he served as lay minister in charge of the Gospel service.
In May of 2000 Pastor Lubin separated from the military and pastored Plum Street United Methodist Church until December 2000. In january 2001, he accepted the pastorate at Macedonia Baptist Church of Abilene, Texas. During this time the church has become actively engaged in ministries within the community and prison system. He currently serves as advisor to the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas Brotherhood, advisor for the young Adult department of the Missionary Baptist Youth Convention of Texas, and secretary for the Greater Abilene Ministerial Alliance.