Joey was born and raised in Kalispell. He grew up in a wonderful Christian family where the love and truth of God was shared openly. Joey went to the University of Washington where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, he spent six years in the Navy where he served onboard a destroyer in the Gulf War. Joey served as youth and family minister in Vallejo, California while receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently leading the generations Pastor at Easthaven Baptist Church.