FOUNDING PASTORS - BLAKE & ADRIENNE JOINER
Blake & Adrienne began co-pastoring Living Word Christian Fellowship in Cloverdale, B. C. in 1997 and in 2009 felt God calling them to move the church to Abbotsford, this is also the same time the name was changed from Living Word to Connect. Adrienne and Blake have been married for over 50 years with two grown children and are the proud “Mammy” and Pappy” to six amazing grandchildren.
Adrienne is very involved in the Abbotsford arts community through Fraser Valley Stage and can be seen performing lead and supportive roles. A well known speaker ministering extensively throughout Canada, gifted soloist and worship leader, Adrienne has a strong passion and call to this nation; to equip & release and to call forth and strengthen the generations. Adrienne ministers with a loving and strong prophetic anointing.
Blake has pastored alongside Adrienne for the past 12 years and following his ordination in 2005 took on a more pastoral role in the church. While presently being one of the founding pastors at Connect Church, Blake maintains a presence in the business world by giving oversight involvement in his auction company that he has managed for over 40 years. Blakes' heart is to see people become followers of Jesus through being loved, taught and released into fulfilling their own God given destiny. To provide a safe, healing and nurturing place for the hurt, lonely, spiritually hungry and lost is one of his goals.