Joe grew up on Lookout Mountain just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Both of his parents were believers in Jesus Christ and insured that he attended church regularly. Because of their influence he came to know Christ as his savior at an early age.
After graduating from college with a degree in Electronics Technology, Joe moved to North Alabama for a job in the computer industry. While there he began attending Decatur Baptist Church and recommitted his life to Christ. At DBC Joe was discipled and trained for ministry through the Shepherds School of Ministry. Later he would attend Louisiana Baptist University where he received a Master's degree in Theological Studies.
Joe was called to serve on the staff at DBC in May of 1991 where he served in various ministry roles until August of 2004. At that time he was called to serve as the Lead Pastor at OHBC. Since that time OHBC has enjoyed growth both numerically and spiritually. In 2012 OHBC sent out a group to birth Connect Church in Emerson, Georgia.
Joe's partner in ministry and most valuable assist is his wife Debbie. They have been happily married since June of 1989. Joe and Debbie have two children, Drew and Lauren.
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