Having been raised in a Christian home, Pastor Boots has attended church most of his life. Born in Iowa, his childhood was spent in Indiana and later in south Florida. Through the ministry of a Christian camp that he attended in Indiana, he was saved when he was ten years old. From age twelve to the present, he has been a student of the Bible and was called to be a preacher when he was fifteen years old.
Pastor Boots knew his calling was from God and saw His leading; he attended Pensacola Christian College for training in the ministry. 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 obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, he went to Pensacola Theological Seminary. It was here that he developed his love of sound, Biblical doctrine. It was during this time that Joe and Laura welcomed their first son, Judah.
After having received his Master of Divinity degree in May 2011, Joe 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.
The Boots have three sons- Judah (4), Timotheus (2), and Ezekiel (4 months). His life verse is John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”