Life Meets Theology

The collision of life and faith by Joel Dorman

About Joel

 – Joel Dorman –
A Grateful Child of God.  Husband.  Dad.  Pastor.

Joel Dorman

Those words, although technically accurate, don’t really tell you much about me, huh? I’m married to Patty (the woman of my dreams!) and have two children: my little princess, Danielle (“Dani”) and Jonah, my boy.

Although I served at churches in several places across the United States, California is where my heart calls “home.”  I’m Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church of Merced (Merced, CA) where my primary responsibilities are teaching the Scriptures, leading the church, casting the vision for The Great Commandment and Great Commission, and developing leaders for the next level in their ministry.

Most importantly, the Creator of the universe (God the Father, Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit) knows who I am and has promised me a home with Him in Heaven.

I have a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master of Divinity (Biblical Studies) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  I’m currently working on my Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Lord willing, I’ll graduate in May 2019.

My personal mission statement is “through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, equip the saints for ministry to the world and each other by intentional and strategic discipleship motivated by love for Christ and His will.”

P.F. Changs is probably the greatest restaurant on the planet and I love spending time with my family.  Other hobbies of mine include reading, grilling & smoking, watching movies (home theater), listening to music, and yard work.

2 thoughts on “About Joel

  1. Hi Joel,
    I found your theology and philosophy of worship ministry and have thoroughly resonated with it. I am a worship pastor and in the process of writing a similar document for the church I serve. I would certainly like to utilize some of your thoughts expressed in your document.
    May I borrow some of your work for the piece I am writing? If so, how would you like to be cited?
    Thankful that the Lord directed me to your work,
    Vincent Tomei
    Pastor of Worship Arts
    The Bridge Evangelical Free Church of Fresno

    1. Hi Vincent,

      I’m honored to help with church ministry any way I can. Feel free to use anything. And you can just cite the website, I’m the only author.

      Blessings! And if I’m ever in Fresno, I’ll look you up! (We have friends in California from being there for eight years in ministry).

      Joel

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