Joel and his wife Teresa have been married since 1982 and have one son, Timothy. Joel has been involved in Student Ministry for over 30 years and has been the Minister to Students at Dorsett Shoals since 2002. Joel’s heart desire is to see students and families come to know and grow deeper in the knowledge of God’s love and help them develop a clear understanding of who they are in Christ.
Joel has two degrees from the University of West Georgia, studied through the New Orleans Baptist Seminary Extension, and completed his PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling in 2012 through Cornerstone University. Joel maintains a counseling ministry through DSBC to help students and families that are struggling with life issues and offers a wide range of counseling services for but students and adults.. As a bi-vocational minister, Joel is also a full-time teacher at Alexander High School.