meet our pastors

John Masis

senior  pastor

Pastor John Masis was born in San Francisco and his family moved to Hayward during his teenage years. He graduated from Mount Eden High School where he met Cindy, his future wife. They have three children, John Jr., Daniel and Alyssa.

Pastor John retired from the Active Duty Air Force, where he served as a military policeman. He has a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Vanguard University and Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies. He also has two Associate’s of Arts Degrees.  He has been in the pastoral ministry for over twenty-two years.

Pastor John became the Senior Pastor of the historic Templo De La Cruz church in 2006. His heart is to see the city of Hayward impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ and for families to be healed and restored. His passion is to reach out to the hurting and forgotten of society and share the love of Jesus.

Paul Roman

associate pastor

Pastor Paul W. Roman was born in Oakland, California and was raised by a single mother of three in the Decoto district of Union City, California.  He married his childhood sweetheart, Rebecca. They have two beautiful children, Joshua and Cassandra.  They are also the proud grandparents of Vincent, Jubilee, and Justus.

Pastor Paul Roman is a graduate of the Latin American Bible Institute.  He has served in various capacities such as Married Couples, Sunday school, Prison Ministry, Worship, Youth, Men, Deacon and many community outreaches.  Since 2006 Pastor Paul has been on Pastoral Staff.  He has a heart to encourage the discouraged, to see broken and shattered lives restored, to see the hurting be healed and made whole by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Paul’s passion is to spread and see the Gospel of Jesus Christ reach Hayward and the surrounding areas, giving life, hope and freedom to a dying world.

Chantelle Alvarez

associate pastor

Pastor Chantelle Alvarez was born in Manteca, California and settled in the Bay Area in her early teenage years. She is married to her first love, Javier, and together they have raised five children of their own as well as numerous others that the Lord has brought into their family. 

Pastor Chantelle is a graduate of the East Bay Urban Bible Training Center. She has served as Head Deaconess, Intercessory Prayer Director, Children's Ministry, Recovery Groups, and in our Soup Kitchen. In 2018, she received her ministerial credentials and joined the Pastoral Staff at Templo De La Cruz. She is also an aspiring author and writes a weekly blog called "She Dances Over Graves" that is filled with wisdom and encouragement for women. 

Pastor Chantelle has been transformed by the love of Christ and she is passionate about leading others deeper into His love. She has a heart for the body of Templo De La Cruz and for the city of Hayward to see the dreams that God has for them fulfilled.