Matt Krause is a fourth generation Texan born in Tyler and raised in San Antonio. He met his wife, Jennie, while in college at Christian Heritage College (now known as San Diego Christian College) where he played basketball while earning a degree in History. After graduating, he was in the inaugural class at Liberty University Law School. After earning his law degree, he accepted an offer from Liberty Counsel to open an office in Texas. He, his wife, and four children reside in Fort Worth, and he is now the executive director at the Torch of Freedom Foundation.