Growing up in Klein, Rev. Cabe Matthews was always fascinated with big questions. “I’m a learner. My favorite subjects growing up were science and church. I wanted to know the things of the universe and the things of God. How do things work? What’s the ‘why’?”
This curiosity about science and God led him to the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in physics as well as became very involved with Campus Crusade for Christ.
“I always thought I’d be a scientist — get a Ph.D. and become a researcher somewhere,” he said. “But at the same time, I was even more interested in the deeper truths about the universe that I was learning at church.”
After graduating from UT and working an eight-week stint with a start-up company, Cabe knew the corporate world was not where he needed to be, and he left for seminary, earning degrees from Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.
While at Perkins, Cabe served as a youth minister for four and half years in the south side of Houston, and in 2014 he went to the Methodist church in Montgomery as associate pastor.
In 2022 Cabe, along with co-pastor David Lindwall, founded Christ the King Methodist Church in Montgomery, and in June 2023, their congregation voted to become The Church at Montgomery, a campus of The Woodlands Methodist Church.
“When we voted to partner with TWMC, we discerned that we can do more for the Kingdom of God together than apart. That’s the gift of being a part of this partnership. The mission hasn’t changed; we just got a little bit of rocket fuel.”
And that “rocket fuel” — the team at TWMC— along with Cabe’s congregation will grow the church in Montgomery. “Being a part of a team that’s full of so many gifted, hardworking people is exciting. I’m a big believer in the growth mindset versus the fixed mindset. You have to work hard and hone your skills, and there’s immense value in applying that mindset to The Church at Montgomery. I’m excited about the impact that we can have and that the team can bring to bear in Montgomery.”
Cabe lives in Montgomery with his wife, Stephanie, and two children, Annie June and Joshua Boaz.