Joel Sedam

Mount Hope Church, Rhode Island

Lead Church Planter
Providence Rhode Island
Mount Hope Church
April 29

About My Family

Joel grew up in Westerly, R.I. Being raised in a Christian home, he was taught the truths of the gospel, saw his personal need for salvation and, by God’s grace, came to faith in Christ at a young age. In his final year of high school, he became increasingly open to the possibility of giving himself to full-time Christian ministry, in whatever capacity that might be.
After graduating with a B.A. in theology, he and his wife, Jen, moved to Providence and connected with the ministry of Grace Harbor Church. He also began graduate studies through Southern Seminary. In 2009, Joel began working with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) at Roger Williams University. After four years with IVCF, he served as an elder and associate pastor at Grace Harbor Church in Providence for three years. Joel and Jen moved to Bristol in June 2015 and are excited to call Bristol home. They are tired and happy parents to Peter and Margot.

About My Church Plant

Our mission is to see a gospel-centered church firmly planted in the Bristol community. It is our aim to be a church that is in Bristol, of Bristol and for Bristol. We will seek to do this by loving God, loving His church and loving the Bristol community. We desire to be a church community that follows Jesus together as we declare and display His good news.

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Joel Sedam

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