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Joe's Testimony

     I was raised in a Christian home and I accepted the Lord as my Savior when I was nearly five years old. I attended Christian School as a child and graduated in 1998 from Great Hope Baptist in Chesapeake Virginia. In my senior year of High School, I received the call to preach while I was on a retreat at the Wilds. I met my wife Shannon in 1999 while I was attending Atlantic Baptist Bible College in Chester, Virginia. We were married in 2000 and I began working in the secular field until the Lord opened the door for me to begin serving in full time ministry.
     After a few years of ministry, I became an Assistant Pastor and sought secular employment to help with our financial needs. I became a Deputy Sheriff in Sussex County, Virginia and continued to serve as the Assistant Pastor while employed there. While serving in the Jail, I had the opportunity to minister to the inmates constantly. After about a year, I knew that the Lord wanted me in fulltime Christian service and I began looking for a college to finish my degree. I began Crown College in 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Missions. Shannon and I are excited about what the Lord has in store for us next as we seek to serve Him!


 Joe                          April 19

Shannon                December 02

Tim                          January 11, 2005

Lydia                       February 02, 2007

Jacob                       April 06, 2009


December 16, 2000