God led Joe and Melissa to start Third Coast Church in April of 2016. With a passion for the City of Corpus and the entire Gulf Coast, they committed to engaging coastal communities with the life-changing message of Jesus. Joe is known for loving his family, saltwater fishing, books, coffee, and for his authentically relational leadership style that points people to a big God and a loving Savior. Melissa is a praying, grace-oriented lover of her family, great desserts, and loves seeing women, both young and older, transformed by the power and presence of God. Joe and Melissa have two beautiful children Molly and Jonah.
Joe stepped down from leading Third Coast Church in November 2022 to pursue a new ministry calling.