Living With Purpose
Living With Purpose

Matt running across Pensacola Bay.

EXCITING NEWS!!! Matt has another book titled "Running With Purpose" that was published last week and can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Every runner that knows the value of motivation and purposeful running will enjoy this book. It offers practical daily living advice that even the non-runner can benefit from. Check it out! Now you know why he hasn't been racing as much. He's been writing! 


LIVING WITH PURPOSE has some exciting news. Matt Dobson's second book...Living With Purpose: A Daily Guide to Positive Living has been published along with Matt's first book for TEENS titled: TBH The Truth Will Set You Free These two books are available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Matt's talented wife, Teresa, has followed up her first Teen Bible Study book with another one concerning the TWELVE OUTLAWS (aka. "the Disciples")! Matt and Teresa feel very strongly about helping children and teens find the answers to life's challenges. The best way to do this is to introduce them to Jesus Christ! Pray for them as they use their gifts of writing, teaching, and preaching.  

                                       PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2014!

                                        PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2014!

Welcome to Living With Purpose

Living With Purpose (LWP) is a personal ministry of Matthew Dobson. Through the Special Events coordinated by this ministry and through the motivational instruction that Matthew gives LWP exists to give relief from fear, anxiety, insecurity, depression, disappointment, frustration, and failures. With a combination of faith and positive thinking, he offers encouragement in the face of these challenges and Special Events that promote healthy relationships! Matthew is a public speaker and can be scheduled to speak to your organization or small group. He is dedicated to the advancement of positive thinking, positive living, and positive lifestyles.


You have a purpose for living! Let Matthew's inspiring stories help you reach down and find your own purpose for living. As you know, life is hard, but it’s full of joy, hope, and victory! LWP chooses to pursue the positive side of life and all of its potential. Feel free to contact him and schedule him to visit your organization.



Matt Dobson from the small rural town of Jay, Florida, is the only American-born runner to ever win the Walt Disney World Marathon. This record stands in the 20 year history of the Disney Marathon. His winning time in 2004 for 26.2 miles was average of 5:38 per mile!


As a teacher and Army Chaplain, Matt spends his time promoting positive living and positive encouragement to help people who need positive thinking and motivation for life. 

Not Your Basic Girl ( A voice for the Millennials who Believe in True Life

Matthew Dobson and Living With Purpose has always felt the youth of society should have a voice. Therefore, Living With Purpose will devote a portion of it's website to the latest blog posts written by Matthew's daughter, Anna Marie Dobson. She will be one voice of the Millenial generation that has the great potential of making a positive difference in our world. Anna Marie  will be attending Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia this fall.

The Center of It All
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Who We Are

Living With Purpose (LWP) also provides outreach, counseling, and resources to people, families, and businesses who are experiencing a much needed boost in morale, positive outlooks toward life, and a renewed vision for their life purpose. LWP seeks to treat the mental, spiritual, and physical needs of all who call. Matthew uses basic Christian principles and positive secular ideas that can be applied to any group of people or individuals. He believes in positive reinforcement and prides himself in teaching and serving through the gift of encouragement!

What Keeps Us Going

The fact people are searching for hope, help, and peace motivates our purpose. Living With Purpose has answers and programs that can help lead people to what they are searching for in life. We have a deep concern for the pain, difficulties, and struggle of human existence. That's why LWP and New Bethel Baptist Church offer programs for mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical concerns. We also believe that by sharing time-tested principles for living we can help people discover the source for energy in constructive, positive, personal, and healthy social living.


Matt Dobson's first book is available for order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine distributers. You will find it to be a inspirational guide to positive and practical living. Matt offers solutions to the problems that people have to face from day-to-day. Matt is also available for speaking engagements. If your organization would like for him to speak at your next workshop or conference, contact LWP at 850-217-2603 or 850-512-4125. 

Living With Purpose coordinated 3 races in 2014 (listed below). We plan 3 more for 2015!

LIVING WITH PURPOSE will coordinate the following road races in 2015:


July 4, 2015 at 8:00am Jay Celebrate Freedom 5K Road Race and One Mile "Live

                                      Free" Fun Run at the Jay City Park in Jay, Florida.


October 3, 2015 at 9:00am Peanut Festival 5K and Half-Mile "Peanut Run" at the

                                             Gabbert Farm in Jay, Florida.


December 12, 2015 at 9:00am Century Christmas Cross Country Classic 5K and One Mile                                                        "Elf" Fun Run at Showalter Park in Century, Florida. (TENTATIVE)



Contact Us

Living With Purpose

7410 Jefferson Avenue

Century, Florida 32535





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