Joel fully surrendered his life to Christ while operating a comedy club in Western Canada, and that comedic background strongly flavours his evangelical teaching style. He currently is the Lead Pastor at Mountain Springs Calvary Chapel, a church planted by Joel in Calgary Canada over 10 years ago. God has given him a passion to both reach the lost, and revive the saved!
In 2018 through Mountain Springs, Joel launched WakeUp Ministries—an itinerant ministry with the sole purpose of strengthening the church through evangelism, encouragement and exhortation. This ministry has led to numerous speaking engagements across North America and oversees, including Joel’s association with Calvary Chapel International, RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries), Fred Stoeker (Every Man’s Battle) and Gravity Canada. He will also be launching his first book “Other Side” this year.