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Born and raised in Georgia, Joseph recognized God calling him into ministry in his late teens. He spent six years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force before attending Bible College at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. While attending school, Joseph joined the staff of The Way Community Church and served the congregation as an associate pastor and executive pastor. As graduation approached, Joseph and his wife, Emily, made the decision to move to Pennsylvania. After the move, Joseph and Emily began praying about if and where God might be calling them to plant a church. They soon felt God leading them to the Franklin/Cranberry/Oil City area in Venango County. They made the move in November of 2015 with their young son, John Ryan. Cranberry Community Church of the Assemblies of God held its first service in the Cranberry Mall on October 16th. Joseph’s desire is to see the lives of the people in the community completely transformed through a true encounter with the love of God. Joseph and Emily have three children - John Ryan, Davey, and Hailey.

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