Matthew Silvers

Instructor in Religious Pluralism

D.Min., Brite Divinity School, Ft. Worth, TX
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS
M.B.A., Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
B.A., Church Ministry, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

Rev. Dr. Matthew Silvers has been a supplemental faculty member at Central since 2019 where he teaches the Ministry in a Pluralistic World course. He is also a pastor at Lee’s Summit Christian Church (DOC), in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and has served that faith community since 2009. He completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth, Texas. There he wrote his ministry project entitled Tables of Peace: Constructing a Theology of an Interreligious Welcome Table. This project focused on the challenging yet necessary work of practicing hospitality within one’s interreligious context by sharing food, fellowship, and interfaith community-building. He currently serves as a Counselor on the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. He has been part of three trips to Israel/Palestine and believes in the importance of experiencing the wider world in order to break down preconceptions and bias. He co-led an interreligious pilgrimage with Mejdi Tours in February 2020 to learn about peacemaking in an interreligious context. In 2019 he was awarded the honor of Alumnus of the Year at Central for his interfaith and justice work in the Greater Kansas City Region.