Matt Stevens has served the Baltimore City Police Department as the Faith Based and Community Program Coordinator since November of 2017, including overseeing the 147 BPD Community Chaplains. He has worked in church ministry and community organizing since 1988.
Beginning in 2008, Matt partnered to organize stakeholders in East Baltimore to help build healthy community and police collaboration, resulting in significant changes for public safety in the Eastern District including strategic prayer and compassionate acts projects, cleaning up neighborhoods, and mobilizing multiple resources and thousands of volunteers to help meet the felt needs of the under-served while developing sustainable changes.
Matt and his wife Katy are the founders of Somebody Cares Baltimore, which connects churches, businesses, and community associations and mobilizes them for community transformation. Matt has coordinated 26 Days Of Hope, led relief efforts during the Baltimore Uprising, and co-led the process of renewing the Baltimore City Police Department's Chaplaincy program. In addition to his role with Somebody Cares Baltimore, he serves on various leadership teams around Greater Baltimore. He has sown countless hours of service and mentoring into young lives, thus transforming and inspiring thousands to serve others through the spirit of Christ's Love.
Matt’s greatest joy comes from being Katy’s husband and the father of their three boys, Joshua, Micah, Jacob, while being being best friends to his dogs, Raiven and Boh.
As a strategic planning consultant, Matt serves as a leader among his contemporaries and emerging leader among his predecessors. He is often requested by those with whom he has relationship and partnership to give leadership and participate in nationwide think tanks, grass-roots mobilizations, and faith-based community projects.
Meet Matt and others at our Gala & Global Summit, October 17-19!