Meet JoAnn; church planter, wife/mother, 3rd degree Black Belt advancing the Kingdom of God
I’m the planting pastor of Devon Aire Community (a Church of the Nazarene).
I was raised with a minimal church background and became a professing atheist in my early teens. Shortly after marrying, I had an encounter with God that was undeniable and transformative; a spiritual awakening. On July 5th, 1992, I came to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
I received my call to ministry, and I was ordained in 2007 by General Superintendent Emeritus, Dr. Nina Gunter. In my first 6 years of ministry, I served as the Pastor of Outreach & Evangelism at Detroit First Church of the Nazarene, under the leadership of Dr. Ronald Blake (currently the District Superintendent of Indianapolis).
My husband and I both have a heart to reach people with little or no church background. And our congregation reflects this passion. More than half of the congregation have no previous church/Christian affiliation.
My hope is that you are encouraged on your journey of faith. Take the next step in seeking God and discover the depths of His love for you!