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Matthew West Launches New Ministry


Matthew West
has decided to take the advice he gives us in his song, “Do Something”.  He’s decided to do something – something significant.  Just this month, Matthew West took to social media to announce the launch of his new ministry – Population We.

Back in 2009, Matthew asked fans to write him letters and emails about their lives – the struggles, the hardships, and the monumental times that God worked in their lives.  The response from fans was overwhelming; culminating in the collection of over 25,000 individual pieces of correspondence.  From these personal letters, Matthew was able to craft 2 albums of some of the most powerful songs of his career - songs like “Hello My Name Is” and “My Own Little World”.

But now, the channel of communication from fans has become so vast that Matthew can no longer handle the load of ministry by himself – enter the concept of Population We

Matthew West unveils his new ministry - Population We

“Population WE is a ministry that is passionate about the stories of peoples’ lives. Our hope is to be in place to encourage, empower, and help people to discover the power of the story that lies within all of us,” Matthew says on the Population We website.  “I’ve read over 25,000 stories and counting, and I’ve realized that I can’t possibly respond on my own to all of the needs that come my way on a daily basis. I need help! My dad has been a pastor for close to 40 years and has devoted his entire life to loving and serving others. His personal faith and example of showing God’s love to the world inspires and challenges me. I could think of nobody better suited to help carry out the mission of Population WE than Pastor Joseph West, my dad, and my best friend.” 

Population We is a web destination where fans can submit their stories, watch others’ story videos, catch Matthew’s songs put to video, and contact the ministry.

To find out more about Matthew West’s Population We ministry, or to submit your own story to Matthew, go to their website

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