Maj Matthew McWhirter, USAF
Education: Lipscomb University, Biblical Studies, 2007; Liberty University, Human Services- Executive Leadership Concentration, 2012
Present Assignment: Air Staff, The Pentagon. Military Force Policy (AF/A1P)Ministry Involvement:
OCF member since 2014; AWANA; welcome team and usher at church; White Sulphur Springs retreat attendee; OCF Bible study leader at the Pentagon; past youth ministry leadership in NJ
I grew up in the church as a Catholic. When I was 16, I started attending a nondenominational church in Colorado and the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group. Through those ministries and now OCF, I felt a strong calling to accept and serve Christ. Through His grace, I was broken, and through His power, He utilizes me for His purposes.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity for OCF?
The military is a platform that can inflict change upon our world, both positively and negatively. This world needs its leaders to be of moral character and sound principles that are built upon His Word. Through OCF, leaders can grow to a better understanding of how to live godly lives based upon sound Christian ideologies. Additionally, OCF has the opportunity to motivate leaders to put faith into action in such a way that continues to advance His mission.
Nominated By: LTC Dave Guida, USA; Capt Austin Pickrell, USAF; LTC Steve Schmidt, USA; Ch, Capt Mark Traeger, USAF