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Our Mission

Welcome to BFM! We call ourselves a “ministry” because we work to serve all of humanity and love every person as an equal. Our tentpole ideals are hope, encouragement, worthiness, love, and empowerment.

We will always work to promote, demonstrate, and further love, peace, harmony, and equality. We believe that every living thing is deserving of love and respect. We believe that in every person is an innate sense of worthiness, beauty, and positive energy. We believe that seeking peace, joy, and love, is a necessary part of life and is critical to then showing and promoting those same attributes. We believe that “god”, or “God” is someone or something whom (which) each person must explore, seek, and pursue at his/her own discretion and only if he/she feels such a pursuit is appropriate.

We will never force anyone to believe in any particular god, God, religion, or other doctrine. We will never judge anyone for his/her beliefs or lack-there-of, or even by what they do, who they associate/spend time/hang out with, or anything else. We are all equal. We will always promote, support, and do our part to further equality for all people – regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religious beliefs and choices, gender, age, sexual preference, disability, or anything else.

Our purpose is to empower change. We do this through powerful and motivational messages, musical performances, various social and charitable projects, and more. Call us at 814-652-9966 or Send Us a Message to see what we can do for you.

Matt Vollbrecht Bio

bioMATTHEW VOLLBRECHT
Biography
Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning Vocalist and Accompanist, Humorist, Author, Husband, Dad

Matthew Vollbrecht delivers high energy messages that instill a sense of self-worth while inspiring people to pursue their dreams and reach their potential. Through his ongoing training and his own life experiences he has gained an understanding of human emotion and a hunger for greatness. His stimulating messages and powerful teaching strategies are demonstrative of his unrelenting passion for inspiring others. Many middle and high schools, youth camps, corporations, and churches have hired Matt to motivate their groups to reach their true potential, accept their own self-worth, love themselves and one another, and to develop a “failure is not an option” mentality that will help them make a difference in the world. Additionally, having been blind since the age of three, Matt has dealt with and overcome many unique challenges and struggles, from education and employment issues to depression and much more. Because of this, he is able to share with audiences powerful ways to overcome adversity while accepting and loving differences in everyone they encounter.

Matthew Vollbrecht has been totally blind since the age of three and required prosthetic eyes by age 12. Meanwhile, he was discovered to have a tremendous musical talent. He began singing and playing the piano at age four and won numerous awards throughout his childhood and teenage years – most notably, the “VSA Arts National Young Soloist Award” at the age of 10 (the youngest recipient of this award to date). Matthew had the honor of performing for many charitable and social organizations and events. He also had the opportunity to share the stage with numerous well known actors and actresses, philanthropists, and political figures. At the age of 12, Matthew was named the “National Youth Ambassador to the United States Committee for UNICEF”.

While in high school, Matthew began classical vocal training at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, before majoring in music education at Elizabethtown College. At the same time, Matthew began taking many online and mail-in courses in a variety of subject areas from such institutions as the University of Phoenix, NYU, Rhema Bible Institute, and more. To this day, Matt continues to study and research whenever he can – frequently still auditing various online courses through the popular “iTunes U” and other methods. Matthew’s drive to continue to learn has resulted in a rarely heard of multiplicity of interests. He has taken or audited many courses and studied extensively a variety of subjects, so that at present, he possesses at least a basic understanding of many topics such as sociology, psychology, philosophy, world religions, history and culture, the arts, technology, aviation, manned space and ocean travel, marketing, business management, medicine, theater, counseling, and production, just to name a few. In January 2015, he became an Apple Certified Associate in Mac Integration for OS X Yosemite.

Due to his vast areas of interest and knowledge, Matt began being asked to play key roles in various classroom and church functions – even starting a church in his hometown which he pastored for seven years. Through these experiences, Matt began to realize his true passion for motivating, inspiring, and empowering others. Whenever it was appropriate, Matthew began combining spoken messages with musical performance. This unprecedented combination proved a “hit” – astounding and inspiring all audiences. Matt furthered this ability by studying extensively the art of public speaking, presentation, and logistical strategizing, yet he has often been said to possess a natural flair for captivating and motivating an audience. Matthew officially began motivational speaking in 2006. He has been the motivational speaker for a variety of public school openings, in-service days, high school graduation or baccalaureate ceremonies, youth rallies, government functions, awards dinners, recognition nights, churches, business meetings, round table discussions, conferences, and more, and the message is unique for each. Most times, the events include a powerful message enriched by interactive multimedia presentations, audience participation activities, humor, and music. In 2010, he began offering his motivational speaking services under the name “Blind Faith Ministries.”

Matthew currently resides in Everett, PA with his wife Jessica, their son Carson, and their daughter Kylee. He continues to be very involved in various service projects and volunteer opportunities. When he’s not motivating or volunteering, he also gives voice and piano lessons and technology training as well as working as the music director for a nearby high school drama club. His life experiences and the many opportunities afforded him have helped him to gain a unique understanding of diversity, human emotions, and problem solving. Beyond all of this, Matt loves spending time with his family and friends. He has many hobbies – a few of which include traveling, shopping, bowling, dancing, and many more.

Testimonials

Click to Visit Our Testimonials Page. No matter what age range, size, background, or purpose of your audience, and regardless the nature of your particular event, Matt has a message that’s just right for you.

Matt’s First Book

In 2010, Matthew completed his first book entitled “Blind Faith“.  While not a complete autobiography, This book features many true stories from Matthew’s life and describes in detail how he got through them by the grace of God and deliberate choices he made. The book is available in many popular digital book stores such as iBooks as well as hard and soft cover print media. Coinciding with the release of this book was the creation of “Blind Faith Ministries” which provides powerful, uplifting, and motivational messages customized for schools, churches, businesses, and anyone else in need of inspiration and motivation. Matthew began public speaking in 2006 on such topics as faith, love, education, self-worth, empowerment, and more. He continues to be available for public speaking and musical performance.

Matt’s Latest Book

April 14, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the infamous sinking of the Titanic. We are pleased to offer a powerful and informative book on the Titanic disaster. This book is available in digital, print, and audio formats. For a limited time, if you purchase either a downloadable or CD audio format of the book, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book in the E-PUB format. This digital format is perfect for your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, or other digital e-reader device. Click to learn more.

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