Matt Bird is an international speaker, author and broadcaster. He has spoken in 30 countries to more than a million people, has authored 10 books and writes for The Times newspaper.
Matt is founder and CEO of Cinnamon Network International which helps churches transform communities and cities.
Cinnamon Network UK has identified and supported 33 best practice church-based community projects to replicate across 3,500 local churches.
Cinnamon has supported the church in 87 towns and cities to measure their social and economic impact in order to increase civic collaboration. The annual value of the time given by the UK Church to community has been valued in excess of £3billion.
Now Cinnamon is working internationally to help the church replicate best practice community projects and in cities to measure its social and economic impact.
Matt’s philanthropic work has received commendations from successive Governments and Prime Ministers and he co-chaired the 10 Downing Street ‘Community Advisory Group’.
He is the founding chair the Christian Funders’ Forum that brings together foundations who grant more than £40million every year to Christian mission.
Matt is also the founder of Relationology International which helps businesses in the financial services sector grow through building powerful client relationships.
The media magazine Campaign said that, “When Malcolm Gladwell sat at his typewriter and write the chapter on connectors in The Tipping Point, he must have just finished a slap-up lunch with Matt Bird.”
Matt Bird is an exceptional communicator who imparts insightful Biblical principles, practical skills and the belief that you can succeedPastor Agu Irukwu - Jesus House & Chair of Redeemed Christian Church of God UK
Matt Bird is a brilliant speaker whose ability to build rapport with an audience coupled with his unique Biblical content makes him one of our favourite guest speakersBishop Dr Wayne Malcolm - ICAN Global
Matt knows how to… grab an audience at the outset… keep people listening. He is a great communicator… clear concise… injecting plenty of humour. I can guarantee that everyone will learn something new and useful.Philip Mills - Office of General Counsel at PwC
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