Matthew & Katie’s Wedding

August 28, 2010 by Paul Chappell

Today our family celebrated Matthew and Katie’s marriage in Seattle, Washington (see photos). Matthew is our fourth and youngest child, and he means so much to Terrie and me. We’re thankful for His growth in the Lord and heart for the Lord’s work.

Matt met Katie during their first year at West Coast Baptist College, and they began dating several weeks later. It’s been a joy to see their relationship grow, and I know the Lord will use them mightily.

The ceremony was held at Katie’s home church, Bible Baptist Church. It was performed by her pastor, Erik Sanders, her grandfather, Gary Williams, and me. Dr. David Gibbs said a special prayer of dedication. These very sacred moments were Christ-exalting; I’m thankful for our children’s desire to build their home with Christ as the head.

Matt and Katie both have a few credits left at West Coast Baptist College. They look forward to finishing this fall semester and beginning ministry in January. Please pray for Matt and Katie as they serve the Lord together.

The past months have been a busy and emotional time for our family. We’ve been thrilled to see the Lord answer prayer, and we’re thankful for the many blessings He gives. Some months back, Terrie and I set aside some time to step back and reflect on all the Lord has been doing in our lives. We’re looking forward to some time together this fall. This year is our thirtieth wedding anniversary, and we can hardly believe all that the Lord has done in our lives and in the lives of our children.


  1. Great Wedding! Very God honoring and also a great reminder of all the Lord has for us in our marriages. Great music – the vocalists are very talented… Thank you for allowing me to be part of Matt and Katie’s day…

    Comment by Dennis Fountain — August 28, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

  2. Congrats Matt and Katie and Pastor & Mrs. Chappell! So happy for you all during this exciting time!!

    Comment by Sarah Michael — August 31, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

  3. Your daughter-in-law is very beautiful.

    Comment by one of LBC family — August 31, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

  4. Beautiful wedding pictures. Thank you for sharing this with the church family. Very Happy for your family – The Cones

    Comment by Keith and Vivian Cone — September 1, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  5. Thank you for allowing us to share in one of your most precious family events. I know that you both are so pleased that your children are serving the Lord.

    May the Lord continue to strengthen and use your lives to His glory.

    Your servants for Him in Haiti,
    Don/Bridgitt Dryden

    Comment by Don and Bridgitt Dryden — September 22, 2010 @ 2:09 am

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