Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Mathew P. John

From Technology to Theology

About Pastor Mathew

Mathew P. John has just the right spirit and content to speak to a culture often confused or turned off by religion.
Phillip Yancey, Editor-at-Large at Christianity Today

Pastor Mathew P John brings us a wealth of professional, academic, theological, and ministerial experience. Originally an electrical engineer from the East (India), he pursued a successful corporate career in the Middle East (Kuwait) and eventually transitioned from 'technology to theology' in the West (Canada). He holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies (MTS) from the University of Toronto (Canada) and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary (USA) with a specialization in Film and Theology.


From Left to Right: Joanne, Pastor Mathew, Hannah, and Emma

Pastor Mathew has taught courses in theology, film, and culture and presented papers at academic conferences hosted by the American Anthropological Association and the Center for Religion at UCLA, etc. He is an award-winning producer and alumnus of the Professional Producer's Program at UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. He is the creator of “The Mosaic Course,” an exploration of world religions from a Christian perspective, and the author of two books: Film as Cultural Artifact: Religious Criticism of World Cinema (Fortress, 2017) and The Unknown God: A Journey with Jesus from East to West (David C. Cook 2020).

Pastor Mathew is married to Joanne, who currently works as the CFO at Cal Poly Pomona (Foundation). They have two daughters, Hannah (Toronto) and Emma (Minneapolis)