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Joe Toren

 

Joe Toren is our CCO liaison and the Pastor for our Modern Worship Service.  He joined the staff in January 2015.  His job includes preaching at our modern worship service and doing college outreach at Indiana University Kokomo and Ivy Tech Community College.

“The CCO affords me the opportunity to work with many young adults whom I have had the pleasure to know for the past several years being part of the Bridges Outreach after school program while they were in middle school and high school,” says Joe. “I look forward to renewing these relationships and helping them on their adventure of soul shaping.”

He grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from Illiana Christian High School.  He graduated from Taylor University with a B.A. in Psychology and from Abilene Christian University with an M.S. is Clinical Psychology.  He just began seminary.  He is married to Allison and they have 2 children, Alexandria (7) and Xavier (5).  He has also worked locally with Bridges Outreach for the past 10 years.

He has traveled out of the country  to Italy and Kenya.

Joe’s favorite Bible verse is 2 Timothy 1:7.

He is a self-proclaimed “Performance based Chicago sports fan”, and he likes to shoot people…with paintballs.  He is not a big reader, however, he is a huge book and podcast listener.  He also enjoys strategy games like Settlers of Catan and he listens to any genre of Christian music.

 

Here are some more of his favorites:

Food: Meat lovers pizza

Drink: Mountain Dew Live Wire

Candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Gum: Eclipse Watermelon

Snack: Ice Cream

Sports Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Restaurant: Culver’s

 

You can email Joe at jtoren@firstepc.com or you can call him at the church Monday – Thursday from 8am-4pm at (765) 457-8201.