Joel has been the Senior Pastor of Valley Fellowship Church since 1989.
He earned a degree in education from East Tennessee State University, and a masters degree in Education from Denver Seminary.
After college he taught elementary music in Tennessee, followed by 2 years on the high school ministry staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also been an administrator and speaker for two different youth ministries, and served as Pastor of Family Ministries in a Michigan church.
Joel and Rahime have three adult children: Ben, Tiffany, and Josh. Joel’s hobbies are horticulture, reading, tennis and archery. His passion is introducing people to Jesus and seeing people grow in Him.
Before becoming part of Valley, Craig spent ten years in youth, family, and camping ministry in Washington state.
Craig desires to serve God whole-heartedly by partnering with parents and grandparents to raise kids who live as followers of Christ. He is also passionate about encouraging Jesus-followers to invest in the lives of nonbelievers…not to make a point, but to make a difference.