Matthew Trewhella is the author of the book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Resistance to Tyranny and A Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government. This is the first book written on the lesser magistrate doctrine in over 300 years. And he has published the first-ever English translation of the Magdeburg Confession which was first issued in the year 1550. The Confession first formalized the doctrine of the lesser magistrates.
He has lectured at hundreds of Christian and political gatherings, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio and tv shows. He has also been invited to speak with eleven different state legislatures, as well as sheriffs, attorney generals, Lt. Governors, and governor’s men.
He has been the pastor of Mercy Seat Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 31 years. He graduated with honors from Valley Forge Christian College located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Theology. He married Clara Tolnai in 1981 and they have 11 children together – six daughters and five sons; and they also have 20 grandchildren.