Pastor Joel Stockstill has been a prophetic voice for believers young and old across the nation for many years. The Lord has given Joel a unique message to the Body of Christ that reaches beyond age, nationality, and cultural barriers. Many pastors and youth pastors seek Joel’s insight in the areas of leadership strategy, youth ministry, and spiritual understanding. He desires to see the church focus on the message of the Cross, holiness, and the principles found in the book of Acts that caused the early church to explode in revival and growth.
Many battles have been fought in Joel’s life in order to bring him to the place of ministry where the Lord is currently using him. Despite continual attacks on his kidneys since the age of 12, the Lord has used him to raise up one of the largest youth ministries in America, which currently reaches 7,000 young people across the Baton Rouge area each week. The attack of the enemy increased in 2007, as he began to be used more in the mentorship of youth pastors nationally and in equipping the local church as Bethany’s North Campus Senior Pastor. In 2008, Joel’s precious wife of nearly 3 1/2 years went to be with the Lord after a nine-month fight against cancer. Through all of these things, Joel’s passion for the presence of God and faith for the last days’ harvest has only increased as he continues to be used by the Lord.
On September 4, 2010, the “sparkle” came back as Pastor Joel and his lovely bride Amie were married in front of the congregation of Bethany, 220 members, and friends from around the country. Pastor Joel continues to be used to minister to young people, mentor pastors, and travel with a prophetic ministry to the body of Christ. You can hear Pastor Joel minister weekly at Bethany’s North Campus on Sundays.