Joel currently lives with his wife Pratty in the Gaithersburg area where he serves Northwest, DC, along with Montgomery County, Annapolis, and Northern Virginia. Joel received his B.S. in Physical Education from the University of South Alabama and his M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Prior to seminary, Joel served with an addictions ministry in the DC area, and during seminary did chaplaincy work at the largest trauma one hospital in Eastern North Carolina. Joel is also actively involved in his church as a worship leader, and recently served as an elder and small groups director. In his spare time, Joel enjoys spending time with his wife, playing with his two weimaraners, biking, working out, and watching his favorite sports teams play.