Joey came on staff as Student Minister in January 2018 after serving as the Pastoral Ministry Resident for two summers. Joey graduated from Langston University with a math degree and completed his M.Div. through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Family: Joey married his high school sweetheart, Lacy, in July 2017. The two had been friends since the third grade. Their daughter Emilia was born in March 2020 and their son Charlie was born in December 2021.
Life Verse(s): Psalm 19:1-4, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims His handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
Romans 8:1-2, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
Favorite Book of the Bible: Old Testament: Genesis; New Testament: Romans
Favorite Bible Character: The Apostle John. Seeing John go from one of the “Sons of Thunder” to a loving pastor is a testament to the grace and patience of Christ.
Books you would recommend: Long Before Luther by Nathan Busenitz
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Long Line of Godly Men Series by Steve Lawson
The Battle for the Beginning by John MacArthur
Strange Fire by John MacArthur
God's Glory in Salvation Through Judgement by James Hamilton
Hobbies: Spending time with Lacy, reading, working out, and hunting
Favorite Place to Eat: Longhorn, Toledo's
Favorite Vacation Spot: Somewhere warm without cell phone service
Favorite Sports Team(s): Oklahoma State
Something people may not know about you that they would find interesting: The college Joey attended is an HBCU (Historically Black College/University).