Matt's hymns have been recorded by artists including Keith and Kristyn Getty, Sandra McCracken, Selah, Shane & Shane, Sovereign Grace Music, and more.
God brought Matt to faith in Christ at a young age, and Matt has been leading corporate worship through song since he was a teenager. A native of Long Island, NY, he studied religion and music at Vanderbilt University and later earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has performed classical, rock, pop and jazz in a variety of contexts, but his favorite musical setting is leading congregational singing with his church.
Matt is Director of Creative Resources and Training for Getty Music. Previously, he served on the pastoral staff and as an elder of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He is married to Erica, and they have one daughter and one son. The Merkers are members of Edgefield Church and live in Nashville, TN. You can find Matt on Twitter @MerkerMatt.