92.9 WTUG, Praise 93.3, and 105.1 The Block in partnership with Robinson Automotive, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter, along with Lanier Automotive, Bryant Bank, and Dixie Motors in Northport, we are proud to salute, Rev. Matthew Wilson.

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Matthew Wilson is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the the third child of David and Patricia A. Wilson. He was called into ministry at the age of nine and has been actively engaged in ministry for over 25 years. He graduated from Central High School with Honors. He furthered his Education to Stillman College Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he received his Bachelor’s  Degree in Religion and Philosophy with a Minor in Psychology.

Rev. Wilson also continued his education to Morehouse School of Religion at  The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC)  of Atlanta, Georgia with a Masters of Divinity, while attending a Morehouse, he served as the President of Morehouse Student Union and an advocate for the marginalized. He also has received a Doctorate of Divinity from St. Luke Episcopal School of Biblical Studies.

Civilly he serves as a member of SCLC Tuscaloosa chapter. He's a Fall 2002 initiate of Epsilon Nu Chapter at Stillman College and is currently a member of Delta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He's also a member of Stillman Lodge #490  Tuscaloosa, Al.  Also, he serves as immediate past President of Tuscaloosa Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and the Pastor of the Providence Missionary Baptist  Church Marion, Alabama.

In his spare time musically  Rev. Wilson likes to play the piano, organ, and  drums. He loves to take time in the community visiting the students and mentoring them. He also takes time to visit and encourage senior members of the community. He also is a volunteer with Junior Achievement, Book Buddies through the University of Alabama. During his leisure time he likes to fish, ride horses and travel.

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