Pastor Joel was born and reared in a pastor’s home in Milwaukee, WI and was first drawn to trust Jesus as a twelve-year-old boy. He earned a B.A. Bible and a few years later a M.A. Theology. While in his college years he met his wife, Tara. They married in 2000 and now have five children, four boys and one daughter.
Before he was called to the pastorate of Grace Life he served as a youth pastor for seven years and assistant pastor for two years. Since July 2012, Pastor Joel has served as the pastor of Grace Life. He desires to see people who have never known Jesus to become followers of Jesus. In God’s providence, Grace Life has become the first church home to many people who have trusted Jesus Christ as their Savior.
He enjoys watching football, coaching his kids sports teams, spending time with his family, and running.
If you haven’t done so yet, please watch this introductory video. It will give you a window into the people of Grace Life.
Chris Kehoe grew up near Philadelphia, PA. God called Chris to Himself when he was 10 years old. Chris had diverse interests growing up: chemistry, electronics, athletics, and even education. God gave Chris the clear call to ministry his Senior year of high school. Chris earned his B.A. in Pastoral Theology and studied Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Chris has had the opportunity to use these gifts to serve God in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Chris and his wonderful wife, Dorothy, have been married for two years. They enjoy reading, walking, watching movies, and talking in coffee shops. Chris loves to preach and teach the teens and children!