Joel was born in a Christian home in Beirut, Lebanon and immigrated to Canada at the age of 23. The Lord captured Joel’s heart at the age of 15 and He continues to work on his life. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in business Joel decided to study theology because of his love for the Bible. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Religion, with a concentration on biblical studies. A few years after that he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.
Joel joined Hope Church Toronto West since the beginning and has been serving in different capacities. In December 2018 he accepted the role of finance coordinator of Hope Church Toronto West following many years of experience in the banking sector. He also has a passion for equipping believers with a solid understanding of Christian Doctrine. Joel and his wife Diana live in Burlington.