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Heart of the Home at ETC in Honor Of...
Miss Wanda and I met through our love of gospel music and our love of one fine young man our pastor Matt Dibler.
lost his mom to cancer about the time I lost my mother and husband and Miss Wanda lost her husband.
The Diplomats - Southern Gospel Music at its finest
began singing at a very early age with his
brothers and sisters.
In the early 80's he
sister, Robin, and her
husband, Bob, and Matt's brother, Mark, sang together in several churches in Michigan (Matt's Home State).
In the fall of 1984 Matt moved to South Carolina to attend Tabernacle Baptist Bible College in Greenville, South Carolina from 1984 to 1988.
While attending Bible college, Matt
sang lead with the college quartet for a couple years.
3rd year of college he
began pastoring Open Door Baptist Church in Easley, SC. where he
pastored for the next 14 years.
After singing several years with Family Harmony and during his 10th year as pastor of Open Door Baptist Church, Matt joined the Inspirations Quartet from Bryson City, NC and sang lead with them for almost 13 years.
years with the Inspirations
was privileged to be the featured vocalist on several top 10 songs such as: We Need To Thank God, I'm a Winner Either Way, I will Praise Him, and I Have Not Forgotten.
We Need To Thank God was voted the song of the year in 2003, and I Have Not Forgotten was voted song of the year in 2007.
While Matt traveled with the Inspirations, he was nonminated several times in the top 10 for Lead singer, and 2 times was nominated in the top 5 for favorite Lead singer.
From 2006-2008 Matt
pastored Crossroads Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. After resigning from the Inspirations
in September of 2008, he
filled in with the Diplomats
while Jimmy had open heart surgery in December 2008.
Upon recovery, Jimmy returned to the Diplomats and extended the invitation to Matt to join the Diplomats as a full-time member.
Rev. Matt Dibler was saved on ...
Rev. Matt Dibler was saved on March 5, 1975.He attended Tabernacle Bible College in Greenville, SC.He graduated from Faith Baptist College in Anderson, SC with a Bachleor of Science.He pastored Open Door Baptist Church in Easley, SC from 1987 to 2000.
For the last 11 years, he
has been travelling with The Inspirations quartet as the lead singer.
...Matt Dibler, Pastor
| Aaron Swain's blog about Southern Gospel Music, News, and other items of interest in the SG world.
Tenor Mark Clark is the only one here in his usual spot; lead singer Steve Srein had the weekend off, so former lead singer Matt Dibler filling in there, multi-instrumentalist Luke Vaught is holding down the baritone, and usual baritone Jon Epley is standing in at bass.
Tags: Luke Vaught, Matt Dibler
, Mike Holcomb, Steve Srein, Tenor Mark Clark
Heart of the Home
Cherie & Matt Dibler