Joel is the lead pastor of Grace Church in Racine, WI, and with Darrin Patrick and Matt Carter has written For the City: Proclaiming and Living Out the Gospel. He is also a regular contributor to exploregod.com and threadsmedia.com. Joel is a graduate of Mercer University (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and is pursuing the Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and wife Melissa have three sons, Eli, Beckett, and Schaeffer.
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Praise for For the City: Proclaiming and Living Out the Gospel:
A book on missional intentionality that doesn’t lose sight of the atoning work of Christ is what we needed in this conversation about what it means to be “for the city.” Read this book!
–Matt Chandler, The Village Church; author Explicit Gospel and Creature of the Word
For the City is that rare work of missiology that is both biblical and evangelical but also uniquely confessional. It should be required reading for every aspiring church planter and for those interested in gospel-powered transformation in the modern world.
–Jared C. Wilson, author of Your Jesus is Too Safe and Gospel Deeps