Josh and Jamie Joiner

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Josh Joiner was appointed in 2014. After two years ministering to college students at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, he returned to Arizona to work with Campus Ambassadors at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus.

Faith Story

Josh was raised in a Christian home and came to the Lord early in life. At 18 years old he rededicated his life to serving God and was baptized. He has volunteered as a youth worker in his home church for nine years and has been the Student Ministries Coordinator for the last two years. Josh is also an experienced landscaper and certified nurseryman. Jamie was also raised in a Christian home and came to the Lord as a young girl. She left college early to attend an internship with a Christian organization. It was during this time that she realized her true passion for God and His calling on her life. She has volunteered with the youth ministry at her church for seven years and is currently the Elementary Education Coordinator.

Family

Josh and Jamie were married in 2003 and have three children: Aidan, Liam, and Audrey.

Education

B.A. in Biblical Studies from Southwestern College (now Arizona Christian University)

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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
Campus Ambassadors

Ministry location:
Arizona, United States