Our leadership

  • 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 four energetic boys named Layton, Keller, Grayson, and Dawson, and a daughter named Lola.

    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 three children, Sophie, Andrew, and Susannah. 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. Shortly after getting married, he and his wife Anna moved to Desoto County in 2011 to help launch EastPoint. He and Anna have one daughter named Davy.  

    Matt has spent the past 15 years traveling the country and leading for various churches and ministry organizations. During that time 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

    instagram: @mattkingband

  • Teresa massongill

    Children and Preschool Director

    Teresa was born in Ohio, and spent her childhood in east Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina, before moving to west Tennessee. She earned an Associates Degree in Data Processing from Dyersburg State Community College. She and her husband, Monte, have been married since 1986 and have seen their family of 2 grow to a family of 10. 

    Teresa has served for over 30 years teaching in preschool and children’s ministry.  She has served on staff at 2 previous churches prior to joining the EastPoint staff in 2018. Her vision in ministry is to come alongside parents and provide an encouraging and loving environment, where God can use His people to help all children grow in their understanding of Who He is, their great need for Him, and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.