Joel grew up in a Christian home where truth was paramount. God worked to use his discontent for the institutional church and his pursuit of a PhD to bring him to Northeast Ohio and give him a vibrant campus ministry. We also talk about “project bankruptcy”, a vision for our church’s future, and reflections on his father’s life. We are joined by Chris and Kevin Baker.
After years of seeking fulfillment on his own terms through drinking, wrestling, and candy, God broke through to Nick. Now, he is learning a new language of dependence on Jesus filled with purpose and adventure.
Although he battled ice cream addiction in a previous episode, Eric was the original NeoXenos Kid. Raised in the church, there were bumps along the way. Now, he’s learning to lead a family of his own.
On the first ever episode of This Joe Show Podcast, I’m joined by Kevin Baker and my Co-host Chris Baker. We talk about Kevin’s upbringing, how he came to Christ, and how he’s learning to follow him.