Joel Gregory is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Linked UP Church in Powder Springs, Georgia. Since its inception in 2014, Linked UP Church has been focused on the vision of Connecting people to God, Family, Purpose, and Community. Today, Linked UP Church and the message of Jesus Christ reaches thousands of households.
Joel has served in ministry for over 25 years. The various positions include: College Campus Minister, Youth Pastor, Director of Education, Assistant Pastor, and Pastor of Faith Christian Center in Orlando, Florida and Smyrna, Georgia. His leadership has influenced growth, community impact and efficient functions within those various capacities.
Joel graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1989 and the School of Ministry School in Detroit, Michigan in 1993. His background in Division One athletics, coaching, service, management and business grants him a unique kind of leadership which places great emphasis on unity, commitment, honor and integrity. He is passionate about God, family and serving people with God’s love and truth. His greatest joy is seeing people walk in their God-given victory! Currently, Pastor Joel leads a thriving congregation where the Word of God is taught uncompromisingly with great conviction and transparent simplicity. Pastor Joel is committed to serving the Metro-Atlanta area with youth programs, educational and career advancement opportunities, and various outreach programs that will not only help the community at large but to motivate individuals within the community to better themselves for the benefit of others.
Joel is best known as a loving husband and proud father, who firmly understands that his first ministry is to his family. In 1997, Joel married his best friend, Patricia, and they are the proud parents of two fun-loving young adult children.