Our Leadership Team is responsible for guiding Joshua's Crossing and making decisions for the future.

John Matey

Lead Pastor

  • John is the Lead Pastor for Joshua's Crossing and Chief Sports Update Giver.

  • He was born just miles away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH and grew up in Seattle, WA. He graduated from Trinity Baptist College (Jacksonville, FL) in 1996.

  • After serving in several churches in Florida and Texas, the Lord brought John and his family to Texoma to become the pastor of Joshua's Crossing in 2011. 

  • John is married to his wife of 23 years, Colleen, and has three handsome boys and a beautiful daughter.

  • He likes to play sports (especially basketball and soccer), watch epic movies including Braveheart and Legends of the Fall, and root for all the Dallas professional sports teams.

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John Breeze

Journey Group Coordinators

  • ​John served in the U.S. Army for 23 years. After retirement, John moved to practicing civil law for the LeCrone Law Firm.

  • John studied at the Oklahoma City School of Law and graduated with a B.A. of Political Science from Phillips University. 

  • He and his lovely wife, Jill, have 3 sons together, James, Kody, and Johnny, and also have 9 grandchildren.

  • The Breeze family loves movies, with John's favorites being ALL of John Wayne's films. There is also a long-running tradition in the Breeze family of dressing as characters from a galaxy far far away to catch the premier of every new Star Wars blockbuster!

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