What is your theological background?

I was Raised Roman Catholic, reformed Lutheran, re-reformed Evangelical Lutheran, and then trained in the Lutheran, Wesleyan, and Evangelical traditions, my claim now is simply Christian, and my call is to Christ. My belief and focus is that religion and faith, even our corporate expression through worship, is best practiced and most effective in the intimate setting of "real love" and fellowship found in the small church, so now I preach and teach in a small Independent Christian Church in rural North Alabama.

How long have you been performing weddings?


I've been performing weddings for 21 years in a multitude of settings both indoor and outdoor.

What do you like BEST about weddings?

What I like BEST about weddings, is the the "Fresh Start" in the new creation that comes as a result. 

After all the planning and decisions culminate in that one moment, there is a realization there that this isn't "the end" but "the beginning" of something new that is bigger they each were just a moment ago.







What couples are saying about Dr Joe...

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"Pastor Joe was extremely kind and helpful throughout the whole process. We even had some last minute changes to the ceremony and he was more than happy to work with us and make our wedding perfect!"

"We were so nervous about finding an officiant when our regular minister wasn't able to perform our service. I was quickly put at ease when I called The God Squad .I had special needs children as ring bearers and was trying to find someone who wouldn't mind a little extra noise. I was told that they were God's children and they would be welcome by any of their ministers. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special".

"Pastor Joe was delightful and the ceremony was absolutely perfect and just what we wanted. All of our guests were very impressed with him and amazed that he wasn't a friend of ours because the ceremony was so "us". He & Father Ken made everything very easy for us despite our changing the ceremony 2 days before the wedding. The God Squad was recommended to me and I would recommend them to anyone"

"Exactly what we wanted! We don't belong to a church, but wanted a Biblical ceremony. The God Squad filled that need perfectly. They were very flexible (we moved the date because of Covid), professional, courteous, and responded to our questions without delay. Fr Joe was amazing and gave us exactly the service we were looking for. I would recommend their services without hesitation!"