Joe Franks

Before coming to Horizon Church, Joe Franks served at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as the National Missions Pastor. He was responsible for Briarwood’s church revitalization, church planting, parachurch partnership and urban ministries. Prior to this, he was the Senior Pastor of Palmetto Hills Presbyterian Church, a church he helped plant and where he labored for more than 12 years. Joe also ministered in Palm Beach County, Florida for seven years. For almost 27 years, he has been happily married to Laura. Together they have three children. Joseph is 22 and works in Boynton Beach, Florida. Ashlyn is 19, a junior, and attends Covenant College. Andrew is 16 and will be a high school junior. Joe holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Knox Theological Seminary and a Masters of Theology degree in Church History from Westminster Theological Seminary. His favorite passage in the Bible is Psalm 2, and his favorite quote comes from the English Puritan, John Preston: “Spend your fat and sweetness for God and man; wear out, not rust out; flame out, not smoke out; burn out, be not blown out.”

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