Indiana Faith and Writing Conference - October 21

Featured Speaker

Matt Bays is an author, speaker, and musician from Indianapolis, Indiana. His first book, Finding God in the Ruins, was released in 2016 to great praise from readers, writers, and ministers alike. The book asks: If God is love, why do we hurt so much? When the reality of your pain doesn’t line up with what you’ve been taught in church, then what? While many people abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, Matt Bays shows you how it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of pain.


New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp described Bays’ debut book as “rare, raw, gorgeous writing—profoundly moving. What this man brings to the table—is a bit of a feast.”

Matt’s ministry focuses on brokenness, recovery, and healing. He firmly believes that our best stories live in our secrets. And if we can find the courage to tell the truth of those stories, we can change the broken spirit of humanity.

Matt is married to Heather and has two daughters, Chloe and Evalee.

You can follow Matt on Twitter.