C. David Matthews, former Texas Baptist pastor, died March 11 in Bradenton, Fla. He was 76. Matthews was born in Fort Worth and graduated from Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was former pastor of Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Seventh and James Baptist Church in Waco and First Baptist Church in Sanger. He also served churches in Altus, Okla.; Greenville, S.C.; and Orlando, Fla. He wrote and published sermons and liturgies, created six published sacred music compositions and was president of Gold Label Publications. He was married to Susan Matthews. He is survived by his step-daughter, Catherine Fryback of Los Angeles, Calif.; son, Kyle Matthews of Greenville, S.C.; daughter, Kerri Boyette of Hillsborough, N.C.; sister, Kay M. Bond of Waco; and four grandchildren.
Obituary: C. David Matthews
March 29, 2017