• 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 and Son-in-law, Amber, Tiffany and Matthew 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 26 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 last year.

    He is married to Mirjam Laird, our Children's Pastor.  They have two grown children, Alana, Landon and two 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.


  • Alexander delgado

    youth and young adults pastor

    Pastor Alex  graduated from the Ministry Institute in Los Angeles where he also served as the Youth Director at Life Center Church in Lakewood.  Pastor Alex has relocated to Fresno, and is extremely excited to serve the Youth and Young Adults of Northeast as well as our local community.

    He has had a real life transformation with Jesus and his passion is to see others have that same encounter. The heartbeat of his faith is evangelism and reaching the lost.

    Pastor Alex quotes, "If you can change the youth, you change a generation.  If you change a generation, you change the world."


  • mirjam laird

    Children's pastor

    As the Children's Pastor, Mirjam oversees everything from birth to 6th grade and loves teaching and engaging with kids.  Her passion is seeing kids come to know Jesus as the leader in their lives and raising up others to serve and lead in children's ministry.

    Mirjam graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.  She taught music education in both public and Christian schools in Kansas, Louisiana and Fresno.

    In addition, she has partnered with her husband, Steve in various capacities of church ministry.




    Sarai joined our Northeast team in March of 2018 and serves as our Worship Leader and Receptionist. She was born and raised in Kansas and moved to California after marrying her husband, Joey. Having served previously in Worship ministry, she brings the richness and power of her voice and enjoys sharing her passion for worshipping God to others. Sarai and Joey have a beautiful daughter that brings joy and laughter with her adorable facial expressions.




    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. One of Joey’s passions is teaching others how to play instruments and use their talents to serve others.


  • amber mattix

    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.  




    Cindy has been working in the administrative field for 25 years, and her passion is serving her church, Northeast Assembly!  Cindy is the Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor and Associate Pastor, as well as helping all ministry areas of the church with their administrative needs.




    Rose Kirchgessner has been attending Northeast since 2009. Rose loves serving the Lord and her community. Rose enjoys being involved in leadership at NE Celebrate Recovery and is also a student at Clovis Community College. Rose has one beautiful daughter and three wonderful grandchildren.