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Rev. Matthew J. Welde

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On December 22, 2015 @ 6:07 pm In Obituaries | 9 Comments

Rev. Matthew J. Welde was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1932 and passed from this life December 20, 2015.

He graduated from Fuller Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. Matt was a Presbyterian minister at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, Florida and later at First Presbyterian Church in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  He served as executive director of Presbyterians United for Biblical Concerns and Editor of the Presbyterian Communique.  He served as Minister at Large for the Presbyterian Order for World Evangelism (POWE).  Matt preached at churches internationally and lectured on renewal in churches and seminaries both in the United States and abroad. He served as keynote speaker for pastors at the Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.  He served as chaplain on cruise ships to Alaska and Florida.  He spearheaded an organization for retired volunteers to serve on short term mission trips called SERVE (Sending Experienced Retired Volunteers Everywhere).  Matt had a rich tenor voice; he enjoyed singing in a men’s quartet in college.  Matt also enjoyed playing tennis with friends and colleagues in his free time.

Matt was the husband of the late Millie Cox Welde and father of four children: Dawn, Steve and Charlene Welde and Sharon Welde Cargill.  He had six grandchildren: Jonathon and Caleb Welde and Hannah, Dan, Ruthie and Esther Cargill.

A memorial service will be held at Great Valley Presbyterian Church in Malvern, PA on January 2, 2016 at 10:00AM.  Donations in Matt’s name can be sent to: SERVE, 25 Wood Lane, Malvern, PA 19355, www.serve-intl.org or to: Frontier Ventures, 1605 E. Elizabeth St. Pasadena, CA 91104, www.frontierventures.org.

Condolences for the family of “Rev. Matthew J. Welde”

Condolence from Darla Blaauw , ( Dar’s Tags ) on December 24th, 2015 1:00 pm

I am so sorry for your loss , Mr. Welde was a pleasure to do business with . Prayers sent to the family for love and comfort from the hands of our Lord .

Condolence from Brian Gray on December 28th, 2015 9:26 pm

Brother and Sister Welde were such a spiritual inspiration. We will miss them here on Earth, but the Lord needed them back home with the angels of Heaven. What a testimony they left us, what a joy it will be to see them again.

Condolence from Brian Horoho on January 1st, 2016 11:13 pm

Uncle Matt and Aunt Millie were very influential in our growing up years. We just spent the night reminiscing of the many lunches, dinners and over-nights we spent at their house. We also fondly recalled all of the plays, concerts, events that they both came to watch as they supported us in our high school/ college days. We will miss them both terribly.

Condolence from Nancy (Horoho) Care on January 2nd, 2016 12:31 am

My heartfelt condolences to Steve and Melody, Charlene, Sharon, and the grandchildren. “Uncle” Matt will be remembered with fondness and love. I treasure childhood memories of him and “Aunt” Millie. I can imagine the joy of seeing them again in Heaven, happy and whole. Blessings and love to you all.

Condolence from Lawrence Tormey on February 19th, 2016 3:41 pm


I’m sorry to hear about your father passing away. May God comfort you and your family during this time.

Condolence from Corrie Reed on April 27th, 2016 7:19 pm

To the family of Matt & Millie,
I just learned of the passing of both Matt and Millie, and so close together. I worked for Matt around the year 2005. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Atul Garg on April 28th, 2016 3:58 pm

Sorry for your loss Charlene. Call me 9024220546

Condolence from Bethany on August 20th, 2016 12:21 pm

I worked for Matt for several years and just learned of his passing… So sad to hear the news but am so thankful for his life. My deepest condolences to his and Millie’s children.

Condolence from PETER COFFMAN…Pete’s auto body on May 4th, 2018 9:29 pm

I am so sorry to hear of pastor and millie’s passing. they were one of my first customers when i started in business back in the early 70’s and were up until i sold in 2008. i did keep in touch till 2014 when i took a job driving a tour bus. i was away a lot. i will miss the 2 of them. R.I.P. my beloved friends, God received the best of the best.

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