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Doug and LaDonna Joseph recently celebrated 28 wonderful years of marriage, and they have four awesome kids. Doug is an ordained minister in the United Pentecostal Church International (since 2003), and pastor of Christian Apostolic Church (since 2002). He served over a decade on the board of directors of the WV Missions Department, as secretary-treasurer and as director. Under his leadership, the WV District gave an all-time record "Christmas For Christ" offering for missions. In 2004, the Josephs led CAC to establish Apostolic Christian Academy (K-12 Christian school). Previously, he was creative director for the General Home Missions Division, at the United Pentecostal Church International headquarters in St. Louis, MO, where the Josephs were blessed by the friendship and mentorship of Rev. and Mrs. Jack & Elsy Cunningham. Doug helped launch the UPCIís national Menís Ministry, and was editor for the national Apostolic Man magazine. He oversaw the creation of Ready To Be Free, a sweeping evangelism thrust. His work has appeared in Reader's Digest, USA Today, and other widely known publications. Prior to serving in St. Louis, the Josephs served on pastoral staff of North Charleston Apostolic Church (WV), blessed by the leadership of Pastor Billy & Shirley Cole. LaDonna Joseph is a great wife and mom. She is CACís general secretary, school principal, and minister of music. She has served on the board of directors of WV UPCIís Ladies Ministry. She has also served as the pianist for WVís All-State Choir. The Josephs helped the Coles to publish their memoirs (available at www.amazon.com and www.BillyColeBook.com). Doug is also author of the Skyport Chronicles, a series of futuristic Christian novel (available at www.amazon.com and www.skyportchronicles.com), and several other books. LaDonna is a native of West Virginia. Doug hails from Shreveport, LA, and is an adopted, honorary West Virginian.

Pastor Joseph's blog is at dougjoseph.net.