Pastor Joel Wheelersburg
"Growing up in Aurora, I have a heart to reach and teach the people of this city what it is to follow Jesus and lead others in the truth of the Word of God." - Pastor Joel
Pastor Joel was born in Brighton, Colorado. Aurora has been his home for most of his life.
At age 19, after a long season of rebellion, Joel surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Soon after Jesus became Lord over Joel and Stephanie they followed God's lead to Murrieta, CA. where they attended Calvary Chapel Bible College for one semester. While in Murrieta Joel and Stephanie prayed and came to a decision to attend the Bible College extension campus in Honolulu, HI. From 2006 to 2009 Joel and Stephanie served along-side the team at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu in Aiea.
During their time in Hawaii Stephanie served with children in the preschool, children's ministry and youth ministry. Joel served on their campus as a landscaper, a janitor and also took care of some small maintenance. He would later step into a Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastoral role until late 2009 when he sensed the Lord calling them back to Aurora.
Pastor Joel then came along-side Pastor Ed Taylor and the Calvary Aurora team serving as youth and assistant pastor from 2009 to 2015. In 2012 Pastor Joel knew that Church planting was being placed upon his heart, and after a couple of trips seeking and praying for God's guidance he sensed that the Lord was moving them to begin a fresh work in the Northern part of Aurora, close to where he grew up and went to school.
Joel and his wife, Stephanie, and daughters; Kailee Ann, Maiah and son Elias live in Aurora, Colorado.