Remembering Our Friend Joe Matera

My close friend Joe Matera went home to Heaven a few days ago after a long battle with Melanoma, having had a miraculous extra two years when originally diagnosed with a few months to live.  We will be praying for Joe’s wife Laura and their three girls.  After Joe passed one of his girls said, “God is still in the center.”  Indeed He is in the center of the Matera family.  Joe and his family partnered with Walking On Water for the past 15 years of ministry.  They hosted movie screening outreaches in New Jersey and have worked together to improve the Walking On Water/FCA surf camps.  I loved my time with Joe, he would make me laugh, showed me how to love people, and he always encouraged me to draw closer to Jesus Christ!  I love you Joe and I look forward to seeing you in Heaven for eternity.  Friends please join me in praying for the Matera family as they miss their very special husband and dad!