• John Allen May

    Lead Pastor


    John Allen is the founding pastor of EastPoint Church. He is passionate about expository preaching and personal discipleship. He seeks to equip believers to carry out the great commission to make disciples of all nations.


    In August of 2011 John Allen moved to Desoto County from Wyatte, Mississippi.  He has been married to his beautiful wife Austin since January of 2008. They have three energetic boys named Layton, Keller, and Grayson, and are currently foster parents for Mississippi's Department of Human Services.


    He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Delta State University, a Masters of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently enrolled at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary working on a doctor of ministry.


    email: johnallen@eastpointdesoto.org

    twitter: @johnallenmay


  • Josh patterson

    Family Pastor


    Josh grew up in Tupelo, MS. In 2004, he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education from The University of Mississippi. He has been a public school teacher since that time, and currently teaches in DeSoto County Schools. He married his wife, Amy, in 2007. They have two children, Sophie and Andrew. He answered the call to ministry in 2008, and has served on staff in two different churches before coming to EastPoint when it launched in 2012. Josh earned a Master’s of Arts in Religion from Liberty University in 2015.


    email: josh@eastpointdesoto.org

    twitter: @jlpatterson81


  • Matt King

    Worship Pastor


    Matt is originally from Water Valley, Ms. He and his wife Anna moved to Desoto County in 2011 to help launch EastPoint. He has spent the past twelve years traveling the U.S. leading worship for various churches and ministries. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Blue Mountain College, and is also a graduate of the worship leader training school Ten Thousand Fathers. In all avenues, Matt’s desire is to see individuals grow deeper in their relationship with The Lord as they live a lifestyle of worship in response to the Gospel. 


    email: matt@eastpointdesoto.org

    twitter: @mattkingband

    website: mattkingmusic.webs.com