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Joel has served in vocational ministry at Expectation Church, VA for over ten years, and has spent much of his life developing a skill-set for ministry and church-planting. Joel has grown up in ministry at Expectation under the leadership of David R. Stokes, beginning as a night janitor his role as a church worker changed and progressed organically as God worked in his life. He believed God had called him to be a pastor and was ordained in March of 2013, and he finished his religious studies at Liberty University shortly thereafter. At that time he began to give serious consideration to where and when he might be used to plant a new church. Joel has been gifted with a visionary spirit and a desire to plant a church for a long time. Joel, his wife Holly, and their 3 boys now live in San Francisco, CA and are starting a new church in the Mission Bay neighborhood!