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Our D.O.M.

The Director of Missions for MPBA is Dr. Joe Gardner. Joe has been married to Becky since 1979. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Joe has degrees from Union University (BA), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.) Joe has been Director of Missions since 1997.

Joe also serves part-time as a Church Zone Consultant for IBSA. He is a certified church consultant (Society for Church Consultants), coach (CoachNet), and apologist (Biola). He has also been certified in strategic planning (Malphurs Group).

Joe’s vision is to assist churches to effectively impact their communities for Christ and to equip believers to effectively serve Christ in a pagan culture.