Blake Matson

Where I serve

I am so excited to serve college students at The Ohio State University. Heading into my second year at OSU, I now serve as the Team Director of seven other missionaries – meaning on top of leading bible studies and mentoring young men at Ohio State, I manage and coach my seven teammates to reach souls for Jesus Christ and His Church.

My Story

Since encountering the Lord at age 19, I have desired to know Christ Jesus and make Him known. From mission trips, to youth ministry, to diocesan fundraising, I have been on quite the journey to encounter what Jesus wants for my life. All of these experiences have led me to FOCUS.

Now, my story looks like this: an aging twenty-eight-year-old washed up college athlete – working to share the life-saving message of Jesus Christ with young men at OSU. Pulling from my experiences, both good and bad, I get to mentor and teach the most impressive collegiate athletes in the world how to live an authentically Christian life.

Your Impact

The best part: my YES can also be your YES.

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve with FOCUS. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment.


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Know, Love and Serve God

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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