About JoAnn

Meet JoAnn; pastor, church planter, writer, podcast host, wife/mother, coffee lover, introvert advancing the Kingdom of God

I’m the planting pastor of Devon Aire Community (a Church of the Nazarene) and I create safe spaces for people to take their next step of faith.

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).

You can read my full story here

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!

This Week’s Focus Journal Page.

Each week I take fifteen minutes to focus my week. I list the things I am grateful for that I am going to focus on. I also list my priorities and prayer focus for the week. Sign up to receive your free downloadable PDF template to help you set your intentions for the coming week. 

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