Joel graduated in 1995 from Clearwater Christian College with a degree in Bible and Counseling then went on to received his Masters of Arts in Religion from Liberty University. Prior to planting Cornerstone, Joel served eight years as the student pastor at Park Street Baptist church in St. Petersburg, FL. Joel has a true love for this area and the people that call Four Corners home. Seeing the people of Cornerstone reach out into the community, serving into other countries, and giving of their time, talents, and treasures is what brings true joy to Joel and his team. Joel and his wife, Amy have two children, Abigail and Andrew.