Joel and his family are following their passion to plant First Priority Range. Joel and Amber have been married for 13 years. They enjoy playing music, exploring the outdoors, and finding joy in the simple things of life. Lincoln is 4. He loves baseball, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, and anything fun. He has an Australian Shepherd named Zuma.
Joel and Amber have walked through life-changing tragedies including the loss of Joel’s parents, Amber’s father, and a devastating miscarriage. They are passionate about sharing the hope and healing they have found in Christ. They have served in ministry together over 13 years including Lead Pastors of a Church Plant, Prison Chaplains, Founders of a Non-Profit for at risk kids, Drug Court Representatives, and most recently, Executive Director of First Priority in North Carolina.
Joel is a Certified Speaker, Coach, and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team and Certified in Apologetics with the Ravi Zacharias Institute. He is currently on the journey of becoming a Scholar in the Hebraic Context of the Bible and Biblical Linguistics through the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has enjoyed studying abroad in Israel, Canada, and Ecuador with Operation Christmas Child. Amber has worked with youth and at risk women and has ministry skills through Vineyard Institute.
The Rowland family have a passion to missional lives of love that bring hope to their community.
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