Joe is a native of Buffalo, NY and has lived in the Philadelphia region since August of 2003. He received his bachelor's degree from Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA and has been serving at Spring Valley in a variety of roles since January 2007. Joe has been the Lead Pastor at Spring Valley since June of 2011. Joe's true passion is to challenge, encourage, and help people learn to follow Jesus. He believes that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the hope for every person on the planet and that life dramatically changes when you follow Jesus. In his spare time Joe likes to cook, play golf, read, and be continually disappointed with the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. Joe's favorite people are his wife Cheryl and his three kids: Joseph, Lucy, and Olivia.