My name is Matthew Sink. I am a minister at Pinedale Christian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Welcome to my blog!


The High Road is a place to go beyond what I am teaching each week by making connections between Scripture and real life. It is also a place for me to share random thoughts about navigating this crazy world as a Christian who is “passing through”. Sometimes, that means nothing more than sharing articles, videos, and commentary that I find as I study. Other times, it means sharing my own perspective on what is happening around me.

I typically post three times each week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest post, click to follow this blog.  If you find something that seems interesting, or if you have suggestions for this site, I welcome them! My email address is matthewsink@pinedale.org. I am also on Facebook and Twitter(@MatthewSink). I look forward to hearing from you.

My Top Posts

If you are new to my blog, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here are my top three in each category:


Midnight in Paris, A Pirate Looks at 40, and the Power of Nostalgia

The World’s Three Deadliest Words: “It’s A Girl”

Truth And Love: Why the Church Must Find It’s Voice in Culture


How to Speak To Your Kids About Pornography

Do Dads Still Matter?

The Reality of Parenting, (and Reality Discipline)


Pulling Back From the Brink of Divorce

Does the Media Distort Love?

Christian Living

Sin and Redemption: The Chris Pritchard Story (May 18 Update)

My Unplugged Diary

Groeschel: “What’s the Big &%#*! Deal about Profanity”

Scroll the archive for every post I have written and find one that may be of interest.

My Biography

I graduated from Western Carolina University in 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education. For 14 years, I taught in grades 3, 4, and 6. But in 2010, I recognized that God had other plans for me. I answered a call to join the ministry team at Pinedale Christian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. As an Associate Minister, my duties include Adult Discipleship, Singles Ministry, Family Ministry. I am also part of the preaching team.

Writing is also a big part of my ministry. In addition to this blog, I have authored several articles. Next year, my first book, A MAP FOR THE MIDDLE will be published by Ambassador International. This book is filled with wisdom and practical advice for middle school students who are trying to navigate these challenging years with their faith in tact. You can read about my journey to be published in this post: God’s Patience, Passing Time, And Dreams in Motion – Reflections on My First Book Deal

I have been married to my wife, Tonya, for 17 years. We have three children. We live outside of Winston-Salem, NC.

In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, speaking, hiking, and sports (both watching and playing). I am a long-suffering NC State fan, just hoping that I will live to see a highly successful Wolfpack basketball team again.


5 Responses to About

  1. Tara Muzzy says:

    I miss you guys on Wednesday nights. My son has T-Ball practice through October. Hope to start coming again in November!

    Tara Muzzy

  2. Tammy Royster says:

    Matthew, I have seen your post on Facebook, but had no idea that you had a blog that you wrote regularly. I am so excited and I subscribed to it. I miss working with you and some of the talks we used to have. I am excited to find this blog so I can still hear you bthoughts and ideas. I am so happy for you that things worked outnformtounto be able to go full time at church when you did. I believe that was a gift from God and tribute from your church that showed how much they appreciated and the trust that they had in you and your future as a minister!

    I just finished my 10th year at BC and it has been a long journey. I’m excited about my transfer to Wallburg in the fall, and am looking forward to the next chapter in my teaching career. I would appreciate your prayers as Stephen Curtis Chapman would say my “great adventure.”

    Glad you are doing well, my friend, and I’m really looking forward to reading “The High Road” on a regular basis”

    Take care!
    Tammy Royster

    • Tammy Royster says:

      Please excuse my typing. 😦 my fingers were working faster than my brain. Lesson learned: proofread before you post. LOL

    • matthewsink says:

      It’s so great to hear from you Tammy! I’m excited that you are going to be working closer to home. That will be really nice for you. I always hear that Wallburg is a fantastic school.

      I really love that you found this blog. It’s growing right now, and I’m excited about that. It’s cool to be able to use another tool for ministry.

      If you don’t mind, as you read post that connect with you, help me spread the word. In our era of social media, that is the quickest way to connect with people.

      Thanks again for the note Tammy. I hope to cross paths with you soon!

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