Joel is a follower of Christ, a husband, a dad, and the lead pastor of the Lancaster Vineyard Church (Lancaster, OH). He and his wife have planted 2 churches in the last 18 years, the first in a town of 5,000 and their current church in a town of 40,000. Joel also serves as an area pastoral care leader for the Vineyard for Eastern OH, Western PA, and WV.
Some things Joel is passionate about…
Small Town Vineyard
In April 2012 a team of folks spearheaded by Joel hosted a church planting conference specifically for those called to Small Town USA. The thrust of the gathering was to equip, to encourage, and to build relationships with those already in small towns, those called to plant in small towns, and churches who are called to send teams to small towns. Our hope is that a very long and productive conversation has begun!
Joel is passionate about his church and the impact it can have not only in Lancaster but in SE Ohio. A life goal is to see a Vineyard church planted in every county seat of SE Ohio by the time he retires.
This is only a passion worth listing because Joel and his family love spending time at the ballpark together and unwinding each evening by watching the Reds together on the TV.