"Please take some time to go through my site. If you sense the Lord leading us to partner together, complete and submit the form in the Contact/Booking tab. May the Lord bless you and your ministry in your search for a youth speaker." - Joe
Joe Donahue has been involved in youth ministry since 1993. Joe is a husband, a daddy to three beautiful girls, a student pastor, & an evangelist. Joe weaves the tragedy of his childhood with the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Full of energy, genuineness, and enthusiasm, Joe connects with teenagers through his transparency and love for His Savior.
Joe has been a guest lecturer at The Southern Baptist Theolgical Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He has spoken at the Youth Evangelism Conference for the Georgia Baptist Convention. He has been featured on the 700 Club Interactive, worked with the National Youth Workers Convention, led associational training for volunteers and youth pastors, and desires to help student pastors and volunteers connect with today's hurting generation. Joe serves as the Student Ministries Pastor at First Redeemer Church (SBC) in the North Metro Atlanta area, and also preaches in the Contemporary Worship Service.
Not only will Joe bring an evangelistic evening to your student ministry, he will also lead training for your volunteers and youth workers that cannot be found anywhere else. Joe brings a unique perspective on ministering to hurting teenagers, because he has been a hurting teenager crying out for help.
Verbally and sexually abused by his quick-tempered-alcoholic father, his childhood was filled with loneliness, hurt, and lots of covering up. He witnessed his father rape his mom, went through the hurt of his parents divorce, lived in a YWCA shelter, and spent three months in a psychiatric hospital. In 1991, at the age of eighteen, Joe trusted Jesus Christ to be his Lord and Savior. Check out his testimony embedded on your right.
Now Joe brings his childhood experiences, his student ministry experience, and his passion for the Lord Jesus Christ together to help equip the Body of Christ to reach out to today's hurting generation.