Matthew West is an American Contemporary Christian musician and actor.
As a child he was a fan of his hometown baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, and wanted to eventually have
a career in baseball.
He played baseball throughout high school at Downers Grove North High School,
becoming team captain as a senior. He was hoping for a college baseball scholarship but instead
ended up receiving a four-year music scholarship at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.
Matthew Joseph West
April 25, 1977 (age
Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.
CCM, pop/rock, adult contemporary, indie pop
Emily West (m. 2003)
Daughters Luella Jane ("Lulu") and