Joe was born and raised in Seattle, was saved by the Lord Jesus from his sins at a young age, and called to
the ministry after his studies at the UW (BS Electrical Engineering, 1992). He was ordained in 1998, educated at
The Master’s Seminary (Master of Divinity, 1995), and Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Sacred Theology 1998;
Doctor of Ministry 2005 in Biblical Counseling). He assisted in the planting of Living Hope Bible Church, has
served there in various roles since 1995 and as the senior pastor since 2001.
He enjoys spending time with his family, fellowship with other believers, worshiping the Lord, home projects,
working out, and has been very involved in short-term missions often with a focus on training pastors (Cambodia,
India, Philippines, Uganda, Mexico, & Honduras).
He served for four years as a board member of Action International Ministries, a mission agency reaching the
neediest people in the world with the Gospel. He is the co-contributor to the following books: "The Deity of Christ,"
Ch. 8 in Preach Christ, CGM Publishers, 2016; and "Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Bible" Ch. 1 & 2 in Homosexuality,
Gay Marriage and The Bible, CGM Publishers, 2015. His favorite scriptures include Ecclesiastes 12:13, Acts 20:24,
2 Timothy 2:15, and 2:24.