Joel Skaggs

"My dad was an assistant pastor at our church growing up, and I remember having many conversations about the Gospel at home. I accepted Christ at a young age and my faith has grown over the years with me.  I learned about discipleship in my mid-twenties through small group Bible studies and life-giving friendships, and am thankful for the Lord's faithfulness in every area of my life.  

I like to help people find Truth in Scripture that is relevant to their challenges, and then help them apply those truths in practical ways.  I love to serve the Lord through teaching and discipling others. I also enjoy worship and teaching in our kids ministry."

Joel graduated with a BBA in finance from Texas A&M University in 1998, and a MBA from Rice University in 2004. He is a senior director of finance at BMC Software, Inc., in Houston, Texas.

Joel has been married to Emily for 18 years and together they have four children, Ella, Seth, Kyle and Jackson.  He enjoys sports of all kinds and can be convinced to play a game of basketball just about any time. Joel also likes to stay on top of technology, and spends most of his down time hanging out with the family, singing and having a good laugh.