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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.

Handling The Temporary Setbacks We Face
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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
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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 recently had his first book published and it's 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. 

The following three books are available through Amazon and other distributors. But signed copies are available at Millie's Antiques, 6400 Hwy. 90, Milton, Florida 32570 in Booth #46 (The Primitive Place). These books are stories of inspiration, guides to positive living, and one that gives a "How to study the Bible" technique for older children. 


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On New Years Eve Matt, Teresa, Anna Marie, and David took some pics at Fort Pickens near Pensacola Beach, Florida. 

Contact Us

Living With Purpose

7410 Jefferson Avenue

Century, Florida 32535





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