At fifteen, Joe was called by God to be a preacher. The Lord led Joe to attend Pensacola Christian College for training in the ministry, and it was there that he met his wife, Laura.
As Joe’s love for the Word grew, he realized that he needed more training to be an effective servant of God. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he attended Pensacola Theological Seminary and it was there that he developed his love of sound, Biblical doctrine. It was during this time that Joe and Laura welcomed their first son, Judah.
In May, 2011, Joe received his Master of Divinity degree and began looking for ways to serve the Lord. Near the end of September 2011, he and his family moved to Central Florida so he could serve as the Assistant Pastor at Chapel Baptist Church.
Following his tenure as Assistant Pastor, he was unanimously voted into the role of Senior Pastor of Chapel Baptist Church on March 1, 2020.