• Jim Mattix

    lead Pastor

    Pastor Jim was elected our Lead Pastor on February 14th, 2016 and is excited about the future of Northeast!  Pastor Jim, his wife Cindy and their 3 daughters, 2 Son-in-laws, and 2 grandkids, Amber and Brice August, Tiffany and Matthew with grandkids Miabella and Mason Quintana, and Alicia, have come to Northeast from Covina, Ca where Jim served as Worship and Executive Pastor and Cindy served as Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor.


    Pastor Jim has served in Assemblies of God churches for over 29 years in Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, Nebraska and here in California.


    His passion is to see people fully realize what it is to know Jesus Christ personally, and come to a mature relationship with Him. His preaching is biblically based, practically applicable and culturally relevant with the use of multimedia, stage designs and other creative ideas to bring the messages to life.


    We are excited about the future of Northeast under Pastor Jim's leadership and vision. To learn more about the vision and to find your part in our church family, click on the "Welcome" link at the top of this page.


  • steve laird

    associate Pastor

    Pastor Steve excitedly joined the Lead Team as Associate Pastor in March of 2016

    Pastor Steve is married to  Mirjam,  they have two grown children, a Son-in-law and three grandchildren, Alana and Cody with grandchild Austyn Anderson, and Landon with grandchildren Emitt and Caelyn.

    He has been credentialed with the Assemblies of God for over 30 years.  He and Mirjam have served as church staff members as well as Lead Pastors.  In the last few years while Mirjam served here, Pastor Steve has served SoCal Assembly of God churches in the Central Valley through Church Care Networks.  HIs passion is to see the local church strengthened by serving it's leadership and assisting in seeing the church reach it's maximum potential.




    Sarai joined our Northeast team in March of 2018 and serves as our Worship Leader and Receptionist. She was born and raised in Kansas where she received her calling to join the worship ministry at the age of 15. There she met her husband while he was stationed in the air force. Having served together in different worship capacities at their church, they married in 2017 and moved to California. Sarai brings the richness and power of her voice and enjoys sharing her passion for worshipping God to others. Shortly after being hired onto our NE Team, they had their beautiful daughter, Zemira who is full of joy and loves to play. Joey & Sarai are grateful for the opportunity to lead and to see our church grow in supporting the vision Pastor Jim has been given for Northeast!

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    Joey joined our Northeast team in April of 2018 and serves as our Worship and Tech Director. He joined his first worship team at the young age of 12 and decided to pursue music as his passion. Upon graduating Washington Union High School in Fresno, Joey quickly left to the Air Force where he would serve our Nation for 4 years and was stationed in Wichita, Kansas. There, he met his wife, Sarai, and they married in 2017 and have a beautiful daughter, Zemira. One of Joey’s passions is teaching others how to play instruments and use their talents to serve others.

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  • Matthew Quintana


    Matthew joined our Northeast team in January of 2020. Matthew has been a part of a youth program since he was saved at 17 years old. In giving his life to Christ, he knew that God put a calling on his heart to serve and help the youth through all God has delivered him from. Matthew wants to make sure that all the youth have a safe place where they can develop and grow closer to Jesus. Matthew is happily married to Tiffany Quintana since February of 2017, they have a beautiful daughter named Miabella, who arrived January of 2020, a handsome son named Mason, who arrived December 2021, and a Boxer puppy named Hopper. Matthew & Tiffany are excited to be serving and supporting the vision God has given Pastor Jim for Northeast!

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  • TIffany Quintana

    NE Kids Director

    Tiffany joined our Northeast Lead Team in January of 2019. Tiffany’s passion is for kids of all ages and stages of life to know they can have a personal relationship with Jesus and that He loves them just the way they are! Tiffany is happily married to Matthew Quintana since February of 2017, and they have two beautiful children Miabella and Mason. Matthew & Tiffany are passionate about serving the families of NE while supporting the vision God has given Pastor Jim for NE Kids and Northeast. My Life. His Plan. Our Future. Jeremiah 29:11

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  • amber August

    connections coordinator

    Amber joined our Northeast team in March of 2017 and currently serves as our Connections Coordinator. Having grown up in a pastor’s home, she has served in many ministry areas over the years. Amber’s heart for getting others involved in serving at Northeast accompanied by her gifts and passion makes Connections a perfect fit. She also brings a fresh set of eyes as she serves as our graphic designer along with many other duties. Amber desires to show Jesus through all that she does in life and loves making people laugh along the way. Amber is happily married to Brice August since April of 2021, they have a handsome Golden Retriever named Duke and a cute Sheppard mix named Grace, they are excited for not only what God has for their family, but also their church.

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    Cindy joined our Northeast team in June of 2016 as the Executive Assistant to our Lead Pastor, Jim Mattix. With her years of administrative service in businesses and churches in several states across the US she was thrilled to join our Northeast team. She has a passion to serve the church, see the lost won to Christ and help others in their journey with Christ. Cindy also coordinates our Pre-Service Prayer team on Sunday mornings. She adores her family and has been thrilled to watch them grow over the last few years from a family of 5 to the addition of 2 sons-in-law’s and a granddaughter and grandson.

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