I am happy to announce the addition of another member to the Inverted Planet blog team. Joe Trofemuk is the Administrative Pastor at Lakeside Community Chapel in Clearwater, Florida. As administrative pastor, Joe has oversight over the various ministries of the church. He also teaches and shepherds the FaithBuilders adult Sunday School class.
Joe grew up in Perry, Florida and attended Florida State University, earning an Associate of Arts Degree. Thereafter, he earned Bachelor of Science in Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from Western State University College of Law in San Diego, CA. After graduation, Joe was a practicing attorney in California for over 14 years. As he became involved in ministry in a lay capacity in the local churches with which he was affiliated during that time, he felt the call of God on his heart to prepare for full-time vocational ministry. Joe began studies at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, CA in 2000, graduating in 2004 with a Masters of Divinity degree.
During his seminary years and for a few years after graduation, he led Bible studies in the college ministry and an adult fellowship group at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California where Dr. John MacArthur is the senior pastor. In 2007, Joe assumed his current position at Lakeside Community Chapel. God has gifted Joe with the gifts of teaching and leadership, which he uses to serve the church. He truly has a servant's heart. I was greatly privileged to speak at his ordination service earlier this year.
Joe will be posting articles on the blog periodically. Take time to read them. They come from the heart of a man who loves the Lord and faithfully serves Him.