Dr. Joe Coffey is the lead pastor of Christ Community Chapel, a multi-site church of about 5,000 people located in Northeast Ohio. He is passionate about bringing people into a life-long relationship with Christ and the church’s mission to reach Northeast Ohio, to launch 60 churches over the next 30 years, and to support ministries around the globe.
Joe completed his undergraduate degree at Taylor University and received graduate degrees from Columbia International Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He has also authored several books: Red Like Blood: Confrontations with Grace, Smooth Stones: Bringing Down the Giant Questions of Apologetics, and A Cup of Inspiration 1, 2 and 3.
Joe is married to Karen, a licensed clinical counselor. They have three married children and four grandchildren.
Which aspect of Christ Community Chapel’s culture resonates with you the most? (know, grow, serve)
I resonate with all of them, but if I had to choose one I would choose helping people come to know Jesus. There is absolutely nothing better.
What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
I played the tuba at my older brother’s graduation
In what ways are you a leader? In what ways are you a follower?
My wife says I’m not a follower. I’ll go with what she says.
If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
To be able to do anything around the house…ANYTHING.
What are you doing when you feel most like yourself?
Any time I’m with my wife Karen. She is the one who knows me best and the one I most like to be with.