Joel's love for the arts and dance began in Jackson, MS with the ministry of Ballet Magnificat! Joel was given opportunities to perform in various acting roles in a number of their productions. He grew to love the stage and the ability to share God's heart and passion for His people. Joel plays Paul in "A Walk with Paul" as well as Joseph in "Commissioned". Joel became a believer in middle school, unaware the Lord will call him to a life of full time ministry. Growing up and training as a semi-pro soccer player, running a ballet company and school of the arts was by far the farthest thing from his mind. Understanding and believing his joy is made complete in the vision the Lord casts for us, he stepped boldly into his role. Joel also writes the screenplays, chooses the music and sets the productions for the ministry as well as fulfilling the multiple jobs of Executive Director within Paradosi and SSA. Joel and Tennille started Paradosi in August 2007 and have three small children, Taitum (12), Samuel (10) and Maeve (8).