Matt Bailey was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and was baptized at age 14. Matt studied Management Information Systems at the University of Texas at Arlington. Then, in 2000, he met his wife Betsy Welky who he married in 2001. Matt attended the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, received his Bachelor of Theology degree, and he served as Associate Minister for two congregations following graduation. After moving back to the DFW area, Matt began working for Dell EMC as a Field Service Engineer from 2009 to 2020. In January 2021, Matt started a freight logistics company and leases on owner/operators. Matt and Betsy have two children, Andrew and Anna, whom they homeschool. Matt had the privilege of baptizing his son Andrew in 2018. Matt was installed as a Deacon in 2018 with duties involving Web Technologies.