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Equipping you for


We warmly welcome you to Effective Life Ministry, which is the itinerant ministry of Pastor Matthew Guest. While you are here, we hope that you catch the vision and heart of what we are all about, which is seeing the love of God work effectively in the lives of His people, His church and in the local and wider communities.


We also hope that as you explore the website, you will be deeply blessed and inspired by the photos, videos, and testimonies. God has done some truly incredible and miraculous things and we hope that this is reflected greatly through the website.

Matthew, along with his wife, Mara, and his eldest son, Luke, have a desire to see the body of Christ equipped and become effective in today's world. We aim to show how God can use our lives for His Kingdom and His Glory. We don't just want God to be effective in our lives, but we want God to be effective in the area in which God has placed us and in the lives of those around us as well. God's everlasting love stretches far beyond the four walls of our lives - and further into the community - and it's up to each of us to share the love of God.

If you want to find out more, feel free to contact us using the links below. We pray that God will enrich you and bless you as you explore this website.

Pioneering Hearts

Watch this short video to get a brief overview of what Effective Life Ministry is all about, the projects Pastor Matthew has been involved in, and the incredible journey the Lord has taken him on.


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Click here to watch some of the online teachings which are available.



From being born as the result of rape, to being totally transformed by God's everlasting love. This is Matthew's story.



Take a look at some of the photos which have documented Matthew's ministry.



Pastor Matthew has been preaching and teaching from the Word of God for over 30 years. From preaching at Nelson's Column in the heart of England, to a Maximum Security Prison in Ghana, Pastor Matthew's passion to spread the Gospel, reach the lost, and equip the church has taken him all around the world by God's grace.

For a taster of Pastor Matthew's sermons, you are more than welcome to visit our Teaching page. You can also watch Pastor Matthew's latest sermon series below:


Pastor Matthew is also the General Manager of Gravesham Sanctuary. Since 2015, Gravesham Sanctuary have provided support to those facing homelessness in and around Gravesend.


Matthew has brought years of experience in this sector with him in to this role and has already established close connections with local businesses to provide support to the project and its guests. See the promo video to learn more about the work of Gravesham Sanctuary.