A native of Grand Rapids, Joel has returned to the area after five years of living in Eastern Canada. He leads worship and creative arts at Journey Church in Caledonia and has a passion for seeing people come fully alive in Jesus. Joel and his wife, Christie, enjoy being outdoors, singing together, and drink any form of good coffee.
As Israel and Hamas inch closer to all-out war, critics wonder where some prominent Christian voices in America are. Since the explosion of long-simmering tensions, some criticize the tepid response—or even silence—from Christian leaders.