One Decision Can Change Everything: An Interview with Matt Maher

From pro soccer player to ex-convict Matt Maher's story is a call to young people to think carefully before making impulsive decisions because the consequences could be deadly.

Matthew Maher was born and raised in a strong Christian family, and for most of his life he was a good reflection of that upbringing. He was extremely successful in academia and sports, attended Temple University on a scholarship and was contracted to play professional soccer. Then one night, he made one choice that changed everything.On March 7th, 2009 he made the decision to drink and drive – causing a fatal accident. Charged with aggravated manslaughter and sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison, Matthew faced choices he never imagined possible.


After serving his time, he started sharing his story around the country. He is now an author, speaker, and instigator for the social influence platform #iCONVICTION. He currently authors a monthly column in the Cape May County Herald and his daily blogs have been read by over 500,000 people in every state, 121 countries, and in 67 different languages. In addition to the God-given influence through his multiple speaking and writing platforms, Matthew is also the Director of Student Ministries at Coastal Christian Church in Ocean City, NJ. He is married to Sarah.


Visit Matt's website to learn more about his story and how to book him for an event:

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