Joe Franks

Assistant Pastor


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 Partnerships and Urban Ministries. Prior to Briarwood, Joe was the Senior Pastor of Palmetto Hills Presbyterian Church, a church he helped plant and where he labored for more than twelve years. Joe also ministered in Palm Beach County, Florida for seven years. For 27 years, he has been happily married to Laura. Together they have three children. Joseph is 23, has recently married and lives in Chattanooga with his wife, Schuyler. Ashlyn is 20, a senior at Covenant College. Andrew is 18 and is a high school senior. Joe holds a Master of Divinity degree from Knox Theological Seminary and a Master 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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