Charles Matthews, Pastor
Pastor Charles Matthews is a family man, married to the love of his life, Pastor and Prophetess Gwendolyn Matthews for 27 years. Together, they raised three gifted and god-fearing children that are also in ministry. Pastor Charles Matthews is a man of integrity and believes strongly in the family unit. He mentors men, teaching them to become the priest, protector, and provider of their household.
Pastor Charles Matthews has an apostolic calling and powerful anointing on his life. He pursues the vision of Open Door Family Worship Center, where he pastors with his wife, with diligence: to teach, equip, train, and release others into ministry. Pastor Matthews moves in compassion to reach the lost, and promotes the love of God as the foundation upon which the church must be built. He is gifted and anointed in evangelism, teaching, and church administration. Pastor Matthews formerly served in ministry as a praise and worship leader. He brings this gift and anointing to Open Door Family Worship Center where the goal is to have an “all out” worship experience during Sunday services.
Pastor Charles Matthews is a servant leader in the community. He serves as a community organizer and advocate in the capacity of President at San Diego Area Congregations for Change. He promotes social justice in the community through this organization, in accordance with biblical principles in Isaiah 58 and Matthew 25. God has given him a vision to change the world in this manner one person at a time. Pastor Matthews is recognized and respected by many as a community father. Some of his community accomplishments include the following: marriage conferences; men’s ministry; fundraisers for needy families; hospital visitations; food, clothing and blanket drives; street ministry; prison ministry; and, advocating for public school improvements.