Pastor Joseph was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. After graduating Hampton City Schools, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, becoming a communications chief, serving on two special assignments: Marine Security Guard Duty, protecting US Embassies throughout the world and Drill Instructor, training hundreds of Marines, Enlisted and Officers. He retired after 20 years of service.
Pastor Joseph serves in ministry with his wife Dawn Smith. They married in 2001 and have 5 children and 2 grandchildren, whom they adore. They enjoy spending time with family. Kitchen meetings are always fun and revelatory in the household, it is the place where they share in the word of God and sing their favorite Christian/Gospel songs.
Pastor Joseph has always known about Jesus, on April 21, 2000, Good Friday, Pastor Joe met Jesus for himself, halting his race in the world. Apprehended by God, Pastor Joe became completely engulfed in the things of God, serving where he was needed. He accepted the call to preach the word of God in 2008. Completing minister in training program, he was licensed in October 2010.
In 2013 Joseph and his family joined Trinity Fellowship International Church, serving under the leadership of Pastor Timothy Jackson. In 2015 Pastor Joseph was appointed Assistant Pastor allowing his leadership in the gospel to grow and be shaped for continued service. In April 2017, Pastor Joseph was installed as Senior Pastor of Trinity Fellowship International Church.
OUR VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT
To walk in the manifestation of Christ, ensuring that all who meet us encounter Jesus bringing about a transformation of the heart.
Train up the Believer to speak authority over all circumstances
Restore the brokenhearted, saving souls and to proclaim freedom for the captives
(Isaiah 61:1; John 3:16; John 8:36)
Instill in the Believer to be followers of Christ, and not man
(Exodus 20:5; 34:14; Acts 5:27-29)
Nurture and speak encouragement over one' s life