Matt and Cristina Price began their third term of service in France in 2014. They work in the Nantes Free Will Baptist Church, spearheading youth and children’s ministries. The Nantes church is situated near a major university that draws a large international student body. The Prices host Bible studies in English for these students.
Matt’s father led him to the Lord at the age of seven. Matt was baptized and later answered the call to full-time ministry at Goshen Free Will Baptist Church in Mt. Holly, North Carolina. While a student at Welch College, he realized God was leading him to minister to young people overseas.
Cristina accepted the Lord at the age of six and was baptized by her father at her home church in Omaha, Nebraska. While pursuing a music degree at Welch College, Cristina answered the call to foreign missions during her freshman year.
During summer breaks from college, Matt worked in several churches: Goshen FWB Church in Mt. Holly, North Carolina; First FWB Church in Dardenelle, Arkansas; and Bethel FWB Church in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. He served as children’s church pastor at West End FWB Church in Springfield, Tennessee, for five years. He was also a member of the 1997 Go & Be team to Côte d’Ivoire.
Matt and Cristina served with Steve and Becky Riggs in Nantes as short-term missionary apprentices for nine months (1999-2000). They completed three years working with the youth at Liberty Bible FWB Church in Gainesville, Georgia, in 2003.
The Prices were appointed as career missionaries in the December 2002 session of the Board of Foreign Missions. They left for Albertville, France, in May 2005. After a year of language and cultural acquisition, they relocated to Nantes, where they continued their studies and participated in ministry in the Nantes FWB Church. During their second term of service, they hoped to plant a new church, but field needs lead to them continuing their work with the Nantes congregation.
Matt and Cristina have twin daughters—Madeleine and Emilie—born in St. Herblain, France, September 2009.
Matt – Goshen FWB Church, Mt. Holly, North Carolina
Cristina – Maranatha FWB Church, Omaha, Nebraska
Updated March 31, 2016
- Praise the Lord that we have met all of our fundraising goals. That means that we can return to France in January.
- We will be looking for a house in St. Nazaire upon our arrival. A missionary house is such a ministry tool. Pray that we can find a house that will allow us to host new friends and neighbors.
- Pray for our daughters as we transition to France. They have lost a good bit of their French. Pray that it will return quickly.
- Pray for our families here as we say our goodbyes.