Joey serves as the lead pastor of City Church—an urban church in Conway, Arkansas that is truly welcoming of all people, sees creativity as the key to the future, chooses authenticity over performance, substance over hype, and quality over quantity. Joey is passionate about making disciple-makers and has helped to plant 4 churches in the last 4 years. 3 of those churches bear the name City Church and exist in more urban areas of Central Arkansas while the other exists in a rural area (Christ Church). He has a Business Administration undergrad from Arkansas State University and Masters in Theological Studies and Divinity from Liberty University Theological Seminary. Joey is fascinated with and committed to guiding others toward personal transformation in Jesus, fostering imagination, creating cultural change, social justice, and helping others to find joy in the mundane. He and his wife Syndal have 2 children, Ryder X and MJ.
Joey loves weekly date nights with his wife Syndal and going on mini-adventures w/his children Ryder and MJ. Joey also dreams of one day competing in the Ironman World championships in Kona, Hawaii.
“When my family began our church planting adventures in 2013, we were seeking to create the kind of Biblical community that we had always read about in scripture. What we got was so much more. The depth of relationships, the intimacy of hearts knitted together to the Gospel, and the satisfaction we've found in Jesus are things none of us could even attempt to take the credit for. The beauty of seeing people find satisfaction when they cast off idols and sell out to the mission of Jesus never gets old."