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Associate Pastor

Joe Forwood

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Joe was born and raised in the Chadds Ford area and has attended Elam his entire life. He graduated from Garnet Valley in 1979 where he played baseball and played the drums in the band. Joe attended Geneva College with a major in Broadcasting and was the music director at WGEV which was the college radio station.

He has been employed at Glen Mills Schools since 1983 and is currently working as an Educational Coordinator there. Joe and Lisa have been married since 1985 and have three children, Lindsey, Lacey, and Luke, and a grandson Travis and a granddaughter Aria. In his spare time he enjoys local sports teams, reading, music and collecting baseball memorabilia.

Joe has been on Elam's staff since 1998 and assumed the position of Coordinator of Youth Ministry in 2001. He has completed the process of becoming a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church. Joe has a great passion for working with students and young adults from our community and trying to help them to come into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Joe also feels a call to mission work within the community as well as worldwide. He serves as staff support to Elam's Reach Team. Joe truly feels that Jesus has called each of us to be His hands and feet in the world and that we should go out into our communities to share His love with others ... through His love and guidance we at Elam can accomplish this call.