is the planting pastor/elder of Grace Covenant Church. Joel joined Grace Community Church's staff in January 2014 as an associate pastor being equipped for church planting. Joel grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota and upon graduating high school moved to Abilene, TX to attend Abilene Christian University. Joel met Jane while attending ACU and they were married in 2002. Joel and Jane had previously served in youth ministry in New Mexico, Oregon, and in Texas as resident parents at North Central Texas Academy. Joel completed his Master's of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX in 2014. God has blessed them with four children, Braylin, Camden, Piper, and Hazel.
joined Grace Covenant Church in March of 2017 as the Pastoral Assistant. Andrew received his undergraduate education from Biola University where he met his wife Courtney. They married in 2009 and moved to Texas from Southern California in August of 2016. Andrew completed his Master's of Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2018 and subsequently became the Associate Pastor. Andrew and Courtney have been blessed with three children (Jonas, Samuel, and Charlotte).