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God led Joey to Living Word in 2008 as a non-staff member and youth leader. In 2009 he joined our staff as the Jr. High Ministry Director and became our Youth Pastor in 2010. In 2017 Joey accepted his current position as the Pastor of Youth and Families.

Joey received his Bachelors in Biblical Studies from The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. He is currently working on his Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies at Knox Theological Seminary of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is married to his best friend and the love of his life, Kristen. Together they have a beautiful little girl and two precious little boys.

Joseph is in love with Jesus Christ and passionate about the gospel of grace! He and his wife desire to see the people of Living Word transformed by the love of God to be leaders in the church and to lead gospel saturated lives among the culture.  

Quote to live by: Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things
in life that don't really matter. -Francis Chan                                                            
The Spirit and Christ have brought out into the open a mystery that has it's natural home at the center of God's
heart, at the depth of his life. This opened secret is the gospel. It has such a profound and divine character that
even to make it known, God must give himself over for its revelation. [In the gospel] God has thrown open his heart and turned his inner life inside out to be our salvation, how else could the people of the gospel respond? He speaks passionately to us, and we must answer. -Fred Sanders


Favorite Restaurants: The 20th Hole (Wings), Hungry Harry's (BBQ), Casa Tina's (Mexican), Cappy's (Pizza)


Favorite sports team: Go Gators!! 

A random fact about me: Spontaneously breaks out into lip sync

Favorite thing about Living Word: Leading and equipping a bunch of crazy teenagers to pursue Jesus with passion, to saturate their lives with the gospel of grace, and to live out it's transformational effects in the church & among the culture! 

Helpful Books : Click here to read my recommended reading list.