Welcome to Dexter United Methodist Church!

Meet our Pastor


Dr. Matt Hook

Senior Pastor


Matt Hook has two main life goals: “To get to heaven and take as many people with me as possible,” and “To provide as many ministry opportunities for as many people as possible.” Matt moved to Dexter with his wife Leigh in 2003 to be Sr. Pastor of Dexter United Methodist Church. Matt’s number one ministry is to be husband to Leigh and dad to 4 children: Hunter, Jillianne, Graham, and Joy (as well as several fish and a dog named Casey Stengal).

Matt grew up in Birmingham, Michigan, attended DePauw University for music/business, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary for his Masters in Divinity, and Asbury Theological Seminary for his Doctorate in Ministry, examining “How Seminaries are Preparing Spiritually Alive Pastors for the Local Church.” Matt is active in World Methodist Evangelism.

At church, Matt works with worship, stewardship, & staff leadership, in order to get our church to envision things only God can do, and then attempt those things!

Fun Facts About Matt

Favorite Bible Passage
Psalms 27:1 - The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom, then, shall I fear?
Favorite Books
Lord of the Rings and, of course, the Bible!
Matt likes music, trips to DQ, British history, hostas, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, exercising, laughing, and especially people!