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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! 


Personal Blog: joeyflynn.wordpress.com


Recommended Reading  (Roughly in recommended order for new and/or growing Christians) 
The Walk, Stephan Smallman
Dug Down Deep, Joshua Harris
Who is Jesus, Greg Gilbert
Gospel, J.D. Greear
The Prodigal God, Tim Keller
Like Father, Like Son, Pete Alwinson 
Jesus Continued, J.D. Greear
The Forgotten Trinity, James White
Stop Asking Jesus into your Heart, J.D. Greear
Battling Unbelief, John Piper
The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler 
How the Gospel takes you all the way Home, Derek Thomas
Union with Christ, Rankin Wilbourne
Taking God at His Word, Kevin Deyoung
Why Church Matters, Joshua Harris
Prayer, Tim Keller
Found in Him, Elyse Fitzpatrick
Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller
The Stories we Tell, Mike Cosper
Generous Justice, Tim Keller
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney 
Spiritual Warfare, Brian Borgman
What is a Christian Worldview, Philip Ryken 
Just Do Something, Kevin Deyoung 
Making Sense of God: An Invitation to be Skeptical, Tim Keller
The Reason for God, Tim Keller 
Why we Love the Church, Kevin Deyoung
The Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller  
The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul
The Presence of God, J. Ryan Lister
Gospel Centered Discipleship, Jonathan Dodson

Life Stage and Leading Others
Boy Meets Girl, Joshua Harris (Guys)
Passion and Purity, Elizabeth Elliot (Girls)
Thriving at College, Alex Chediak
Things I wish I'd known before we got Married, Gary Chapman
Parenting, Paul David Tripp
Give them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick