Joe and Ranae have been happily married for about 15 years and have seven kiddos to prove it! They both began a life-changing relationship with Jesus in 2011. Their lives prior to salvation may have seemed religious but were merely works-based and guilt-driven. Though Joe grew up in the religious West Bloomfield area, he never once heard the true gospel message. He knew of God but didn’t have a relationship with Him, and instead placed his focus on sports, work and family.
Everything changed when he heard and responded to the good news of salvation through Jesus. On track to becoming a CEO, Joe’s dream shifted and he knew he had to become a pastor, preaching the good news in his hometown. Ranae also became passionate in her mission to reach people with the gospel, and loves to connect with others through incarnational neighborhood ministry, writing, speaking, and caring for orphans. Joe is the Lead Pastor of Oak Pointe Church West Bloomfield.