Bishop Mattera is currently the Presiding Bishop of Christ Covenant Coalition and Overseeing Bishop of Resurrection Church in New York, a multiethnic congregation of 40 nationalities that has successfully developed numerous leaders and holistic ministry in the New York region and beyond. His passion is to see the Lordship of Christ revealed in every realm of society so the Church can fulfill the Cultural Mandate of Genesis 1:28. This has resulted in extensive ministry nationally and internationally, reaching out to many nations of the world including the former Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Turkey, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Holland, the Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Russia, and Argentina, as well as many of the states in the USA.
Bishop Mattera has been in full-time ministry since 1980. In November 1999 he started City Covenant Coalition (presently known as Christ Covenant Coalition), a network of bishops, clergy, and marketplace leaders who desire to build the Body of Christ and work for citywide, national and global transformation. CCC has become one of the largest and most influential clergy groups in the greater New York region. He has also served on numerous boards including Concerts of Prayer Greater New York, the Advisory Board of World-Vision New York, CURE (Community Understanding for Racial Equality), Brooklyn Community Board 7, served as a Vice Chair of the 2005 New York Billy Graham Crusade, was co-chair of the New York Clergy Coalition for Racial Reconciliation, and has received numerous citations and commendations from city and state elected officials and assemblies. He also serves as a consultant and mentor to numerous political, business and church leaders and has worked extensively with the NYPD, the local community board and numerous other service agencies.
Joseph has a Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Worldview from Bakke Graduate University. He has hosted his own radio show “Light Your City” and a weekly cable television program “The Ekklesia.” He is a regular contributor to Christian newspapers, and through the years has given numerous radio and television interviews and press conferences, including guest appearances on nationally-known Christian networks such as TBN, Daystar Television Network, and Cornerstone Television Network. He is also the author of three theological books on the Kingdom of God, entitled Ruling in the Gates (2003), Kingdom Revolution (2009), and Kingdom Awakening (2010). In recognition of his years of faithful service and significant influence, numerous local and national bishops and apostolic leaders consecrated Joseph to the Office of Bishop on April 29, 2006. Joseph, his wife Joyce and their five children live in Brooklyn, New York.