David Rispoli - Lead Pastor

Pastor David Rispoli has been the lead pastor at Joy Community Church since 1997. At the age of 16, he was captured by a message about the love of God and committed his life to sharing that message with everyone he meets. After spending time in the Roman Catholic Seminary and the United States Marine Corps, he earned a degree in Philosophy from Slippery Rock University. He completed his Masters of Divinity at the Gettysburg Theological Seminary. He has subsequently earned an MBA at Capella University. Pastor Dave has been multi-vocational his entire ministry. He currently serves as a pastor, grief counselor, and a coach. His passion is seeing people come into a relationship with Jesus and making a difference in the world. David’s wife, Jennifer, is his partner in ministry and they have four wonderful children, Amanda, Alyssa and Anthony and Austin. 

Email david@joycommunity.com

Phone 314-606-4272

Jace Meints - Youth Pastor

Jace is the Youth Pastor at Joy. He stepped into his position in September of 2017. He is currently a student at St. Louis Christian College in Florissant, MO pursuing his BA in Youth Ministry. He and his wife Suzy have been married for 4 years and have a beautiful daughter named Cora who is 2, and a newborn son named Theo. In his free time he loves spending time with his family. Jace is also a sports enthusiast especially in baseball and hockey. He is originally from Illinois so he is a die hard Cubs and Hawks fan. He is an avid movie buff, and not only has a heart for teens and youth ministry, but evangelism as well.

Email jace@joycommunity.com

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Jeff came to Joy after moving to St. Charles County because of his work as an IT Architect. He has served several churches in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio as a pastor, youth pastor and worship leader. Educated at Kentucky Christian University, Jeff feels blessed to serve at a Christ Centered, outreach oriented fellowship where Jesus is Lord, worship is real and relevant, the power of the Holy Spirit is evident and sharing the radical love of Jesus is paramount. Jeff leads "Joy South" in Nicaragua and has been there building the church for 3 years.

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Don Moorman - Pastor

Don, a native of Indiana, graduated from Concordia Seminary in 1969 and served in ministry at 6 different churches in Arizona and California. Don retired from the ministry in 2005 and he and his wife, Jean, moved to St. Charles Co. They were looking for a church centered on outreach, contemporary in outlook and open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. One visit to Joy and they decided this was the church they were looking for. Don and Jean have been married since 1989 and between them have five children--three in CA. and 2 in St. Charles Co.--and 7 grandchildren--4 in St. Charles Co. and 3 in CA. Don has had a lifelong love affair with basketball and even with a messed up left knee still tries to take time to shoot baskets several times a week.

   Paul Baehmann - Pastor

Mailing Address: 810 Westwood Industrial Park Dr. Weldon Spring, MO 63304 | 636-248-1557 Joy Community Church is affiliated with the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC)