Living With Purpose
Living With Purpose

LIVING WITH PURPOSE has moved into the outreach of providing Christian publications that will encourage your faith! Matthew Dobson has published 4 books with 3 news ones planned for 2015. Matt's talented wife, Teresa, has 4 Christian books on the market as well. Matthew 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.  All their books can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

Matthew's Books that are available:

TBH The Truth Will Set You Free

Running With Purpose

Living With Purpose Volume 1

Living With Purpose Volume 2

books coming in 2015.......

Soldiers of God: A Bible Application Study about Spiritual Warfare

Understanding the Higher Power: A Bible Study about God

Living With Purpose Volume 3


Teresa's Books that are available:

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit: A teen study book

The Twelve Outlaws: A teen study book about the disciples

A Pocketful of Faith, Hope, and Love

A Pocketful of Prayers

                                       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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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 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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