Joe and Melissa have given their lives to impacting people with the message of Christ and equipping them for ministry in a variety of settings. After serving in ministry over 13 years, 11 being in Corpus Christi, God has uniquely prepared them to start Third Coast Church. With a passion for the city of Corpus and the entire Gulf Coast, they are deeply committed to engaging coastal communities with the life-changing message of Jesus.
Joe is known for loving his family, saltwater fishing, books, coffee, and for his authentically relational leadership style that points people to a big God and a loving Savior. Melissa is a praying, grace-oriented lover of her family, great desserts, and loves seeing women, both young and older, transformed by the power and presence of God.
Joe and Melissa have been married for 15 years and have a beautiful 2-year-old daughter named Molly.