Wednesday, September 20, 2023


Over the past few months during a time of deep rooted personal change, I have found myself tuning more into the songs with messages that that tune in to my heart. A friend sent me a message and asked me if I'd mind listening to Matt Winters, an independent Christian artist, who has recently released a new song "Jesus is the Door", which he also happened to co-write. I listened to the song and it hit me in the right place and I listened to other songs Matt has released and knew he has a special gift that only God can give. I know this song will leave a mark on someone who needs to hear it as it did on me.

Meet Matt Winters
Listen to "A Broken Man Like Me" Album on Spotify

Hi Matt. For those who don't know you, please tell us a little about yourself. Who were your earliest musical influences?

Hi, I’m Matt Winters I grew up in Millport, Alabama, I've been here all my life. I sang Southern Rock and Country music about 15 years all over the South. Some of my family were my early music influences as my whole family sang Gospel music, The Bryant Family. As a side note, my uncle taught me to play guitar at age 15.

Describe your journey of faith.

My journey of faith is my testimony for sure I found my self broken spiritually. And I knew that I was at the end of the line and it was time to accept Jesus as my savior.

How do you, in today’s climate and industry, maintain your beliefs and integrity while trying to grow a larger audience?

Starting out small is fine. I’m completely ok with waiting and watching as God opens doors for me . I’m learning to be patient and really enjoy seeing God work and use these songs. I’ve got a front row view as I perform these songs and watch crowds connect to this music. It’s a very humbling experience watching God work through you.

So you have a new song out, “Jesus is the Door”. Tell me about it. What is the inspiration behind it and how does it inspire you?

“Jesus is the Door” is new song. I just loved it the first time I heard it. There is a message in this song that is so powerful and true. We all make mistakes, we all sin daily, but we have to put our faith in Jesus because Jesus is the Door. It’s a great feeling to see people singing along with you on a song of your own. This song has had lots of feedback from people in the Gospel music industry. I just can’t wait to see where it goes!!

What do you find are your biggest challenges as a Christian artist?

I guess the biggest challenge is being patient. We want to reach as many people as we can through my music. There is a sense of urgency to do so, we haven’t cut any corners on the making of this album and we’ve used some of the biggest names in music on this album and I couldn’t be more pleased.

If you could change anything about today's music industry, what would it be?

I’m new to this but if I could change one thing in the industry, it would be everyone’s focus. We need to focus more on the One that allows us to do what we do and give Him all the praise, honor, and glory. We need to remember we are here to win lost souls for Jesus.

What are some common misconceptions about the Christian music genre that you’ve recognized?

Well like it or not, it’s dog eat dog. So far I’ve been blessed to be able to work with some great people who have helped me thus far, very gifted and talented people such as Bob Sellers, Shannon Knight, Bev McCann, Les Butler and Mark Fain and I’m thankful for the help and support of this new album that they have shown. It means a lot when you're the new guy 😀.

What keeps you motivated and passionate about continuing to create and perform music?

What keeps me motivated and passionate is that I’ve always loved music and singing, but now I’m singing for Jesus. I’m on the winning team and I know he’s gonna use me to inspire people and lead them to Christ.

If you could go back and give advice to your younger self just starting in music, what would it be?

Get in church, get saved, line your life up with God's will and let Him lead you. I’ve wasted years not following Jesus and although I have those memories, I wish I would have started Christian Music years ago.

How would you like to be remembered as an artist, and what legacy do you hope to leave behind?

I’m taking it one step at a time , but honestly it would be great to be remembered for someone that didn’t change, no matter what level of success I achieve in my singing career. A person that loves people, loves Jesus and loves singing about Him. As far as this album goes, I hope it finds someone out there that is broken and they too can know that no matter how broken you are, God can still use you!!

How can people connect with you?

People can follow me on Facebook at Matt Winters Ministry. They can contact me there or via email at

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