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Matthea Haecker


Matthea is the husband of Jen and dad to Halle and Malachi.  He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A.) and Denver Seminary (M.Div.), and has served for several years in both youth and family ministry.  Matthea and his family most recently moved to Muscatine in June of 2015 to serve as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church.  He is passionate about teaching God’s Word, shepherding the church, and encouraging others, all in an effort to make disciples of Christ.  In his free time, Matthea finds great joy in dates with Jen, playing with Halle and Malachi, reading Christian non-fiction, and engaging in any sport. 

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