Steven Paul Matthews, 51, of Van Buren died at his home. He was the pastor of Rena Road Baptist Church in Van Buren and 1981 graduate of Sallisaw High School.

Family-held memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rena Road Baptist Church in Van Buren. Cremation is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by his wife, Staci; two daughters, Carolina and Ericka Matthews, both of Van Buren; three sons, Zachary Matthews of Pocola, Michael Matthews of Van Buren and Ryan Matthews of Houston; father, Kenneth Matthews of Van Buren; a granddaughter.