Senior Pastor

Pastor Joe is from Baltimore Maryland. He had a radical conversion that deeply impacted his life. God rescued him from an overdose of drugs. At the same time that Joe cried out to God to save him, the Lord caused his parents, Papa John and Mary Lou, to hear their sons cry in an audible voice hundreds of miles away.  God heard Joes prayers and radically saved him. Shortly thereafter Joe accepted the call to serve Jesus and he had been faithful to that call for many years.   


He has an associates degree from Christ for the Nations Institute, Bachelors Degree in Theology and Political Science from Dallas Baptist University, Masters Degree in Divinity from Oral Roberts University and a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Regent University. He has served as an associate Pastor for churches in Virginia and Oklahoma and served as the Senior Pastor of Family Life Church and Focal Point Church until God called him to plant New Hope Church in 2013. Presently, as our Senior Pastor, his ministry style is not to be the guy who does everything.  He equips the body of believers to do the work of the ministry and spends a lot of time mentoring others to become all that God has called them to be. 


Pastor Joe is married to Kim Palm. Kim is a native of Canada. She works as an accountant but also has a ministry degree and is a wonderful compliment and support to Pastor Joe. His son is Kaleb, an FAU student and his daughter is Sarah, a young high school student. For fun he loves sports of any kind! He is an avid Ravens and Orioles fan! His favorite place to chill is any beach!