Joe Bauwens

Joe grew up in a southern suburb of Chicago. He attended local public schools, was later homeschooled, and completed his high school education at a small Christian school. There was very little difference between his Christian school classmates and his unbelieving friends. It was in that environment that he realized that being a Christian is not something you simply say you are, but rather something you are.

The Holy Spirit began convicting him about this and it was sometime after that Joe accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. As he grew in his relationship with Jesus, he was baptized at the age of 18 and dedicated his life to serving the Lord as He saw fit.

After high school, Joe graduated in 2002 with an Associate in Missionary Preparation. Believing the Lord led him to serve in a United States local church, he partnered with the Pastor at Maranatha Baptist Church in Grayslake, Illinois, serving from 2002–2019. During the time he served as assistant pastor, he was working with the next generation to teach them Biblical principles, encourage them in their sanctification, and strove to equip them to live as believers in a fallen world. During this whole tenure, he worked various full-time jobs, all giving him that ability to provide for his family while ministering alongside his Pastor.

In 2019 continuing to work-time, Joe went back to school full-time, completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Bible in 2022. He and his family are thrilled to be back in the church they have known and served alongside for many years.

Pastor Joe and Becca have been married since 2005, and they have three children Taylor, Joey, and Mya.

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31457 N. Alleghany Road
Grayslake, IL 60030

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(847) 223–9050