Author and Former Pastor was Entrapped by Alcohol

Pastor's Life, VIDEO


Matt Bays is on a mission to open the conversation about an often undiscussed topic amongst the church. He learned the hard way how certain coping mechanisms can take your life down a dangerous path. Thanks to a life-altering encounter with a friend and an accidental phone call, his life is back on track. He now wants others to know his story so they too can find freedom.

Matt Bays is the author of Finding God In The Ruins (How God Redeems Pain), his debut book, which NY Times bestselling author, Ann Voskamp, describes as “Rare, raw, gorgeous writing—profoundly moving. What this man brings to the table—is a bit of a feast.” Matt lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Heather, and their two daughters. Find him online at or on Twitter: @mattbayswriter.

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