Pastor Alex M Catarroja
Alex M. Catarroja is the founder and pastor-teacher of Truth Matters Church (TMC). In 2003, Alex began his quest to find purpose and truth, and by God’s grace, came to faith in Jesus Christ that year. What captivated Alex then and to this day is the supreme importance of biblical truth. The emphasis of his teaching ministry is in the careful handling of God’s Word through expository verse-by-verse teaching and by employing a literal, grammatical, historical, and contextual approach to interpret Scripture. Namely, allowing Scripture to interpret Scripture by understanding it in its proper context and by properly synthesizing the text.
Alex attended Church of the Highlands in San Bruno from 2003-2015 and served in various ministries, including, jail ministry, teaching adult bible study classes, guest speaker for Men’s ministry, leading the Young Adult Ministry, and taking preaching assignments. Alex was ordained as a Pastor in 2013.
Alex attended multiple colleges from 2012-2014, including The Masters College (nka The Masters University). The most influential ministry that God used to shape Alex's passion for truth and importance of sound biblical teaching is Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA and their media ministry, Grace to You, led by Pastor-Teacher John F. Macarthur.
In 2015, Alex felt called to start TMC and by faith opened up his home and started a home church in South San Francisco.
In 2017, Alex felt called to help a friend with his church plant in Rocklin, CA, and therefore, TMC was repurposed as Highlands Christian Church (HCC) where Alex served as Chairman and Pastor.
In 2020, HCC was dissolved and Alex remained as Chairman and Pastor, as well as, returned to featured speaker and teacher of TMC.
In Alex’s current vocation, he works for a financial services firm as a professional since 2000. Alex and his wife, Liah, live in Rocklin, CA and have four (4) children: Alynna, Alex Jr., Aaliyah, and Alsaiah.