Mission + Ministry
Welcome to Beartruth Collective! We are thankful and blessed that you’ve taken the time to visit us. Beartruth Collective LLC is a small Christian comic book ministry dedicated to creating edifying educational ministry tools for kids. The Bible is the most important book to ever be written, yet society would like kids to believe it is a book of fairy tales and irrelevant to modern life. It is our mission to help change this lie through the power of Christ-centered storytelling and educational Christian comic books that speak to today’s youth. Cool Christian comic books can help get kids of all ages pumped up on Jesus and his life-transforming message of salvation. Our first book, Paul the Apostle: A Graphic Novel, is a full color illustrated graphic novel (a fancy term for a really long comic book) based on the Bible story of Paul the Apostle, set in a futuristic science-fiction universe. We have big dreams of creating an entire illustrated comic book Bible set in this awesome universe. Please take a stroll through our website, download the FREE first chapter of Paul the Apostle: A Graphic Novel, and tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you. Thanks again for stopping by! God Bless!
Mario DeMatteo is a storyteller, a poet, an urban farmer, a purveyor of awesome, and most importantly, a Jesus-follower. During college, God put it on his heart to begin work on Paul the Apostle: A Graphic Novel. The vision: tell the accurate story of his hero, Paul the Apostle, but set it in a futuristic sci-fi world using crazy amazing cartoon creatures. He assembled the team, co-wrote and edited the script, art directed the illustrations, and founded Beartruth Collective LLC to publish the book. All glory to God! Mario received his MA in Comparative Literature and Writing from California State University of San Marcos. He is passionate about storytelling and the power of art as a means of spreading the Good News of Jesus.
Marcos received his BA in Philosophy and Theology and MA in Biblical Studies (thesis defense pending) from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego, CA. Marcos is currently the Assistant Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Neighborhood Church of Vista, CA. Before becoming Assistant Pastor, Marcos has served as a Youth Pastor, Church Planter, and Urban Organic Farmer. When he is not Pastoring or editing comic books, you can find Marcos deep in mountainous backcountry backpacking, on his road bike, with a shovel in hand working in his various gardens, or on some other grand adventure in search of God’s beautiful creation.
Allen Newsome has a passion and calling for Youth Ministry. He has volunteered with the youth at various capacities for the past 10 years. Allen also has a calling to help people with physical disabilities. He currently works in Sales for his family business, which provides medical equipment for people with mobility issues and volunteers with Freedom to Live Foundation, which provides affordable housing for people with spinal cord injuries. Allen loves to fish, cook the delicious fish he catches, practice jiu-jitsu, and read X-men comic books.