Joel is the lead/teaching pastor of Cedars Church. His main job is to keep the main thing the main thing. Cedars Church is the new name of two churches coming together. Our goal in coming together is to be better for the kingdom of God than we were apart. The name “Cedars” refers to the great Cedars of Lebanon, referred to in the Bible. These majestic trees were used for building the temple of God. We are the people of God, children of God, “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.” And God’s purpose for us is to glorify Him and build His kingdom. We are cut down and used for God’s glory in building His kingdom.
We at Cedars Church are focused on equipping. The job of church leadership is to make sure believers are given everything they need to be successful as they do ministry. We are focused on our Oikos or Sphere, because we cannot just be about us. We must reach the lost around us.
Joel has a beautiful wife, Beth, and two very beautiful daughters, Tess and Paige. And he has a wonderful son-in-Law, Austin King, married to Tess.
Joel loves golf and running and, hopefully still, playing soccer. He is an avid reader. His favorite thing, together with his wife, is that his children are in love with Jesus.