Joel Knudsen

Growing up in southwestern Connecticut, Pastor Joel was led to faith in Jesus by his father at an early age. He attended Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) and then Dallas Theological Seminary. After school, he was a youth pastor in Connecticut and an associate pastor on Long Island. Pastor Joel began his ministry at Church in the Pines in January of 1990. Since that time he has endeavored to teach and preach God’s Word clearly and practically and live it out as honestly as possible. The church has steadily grown under his leadership. He is married to Linda who is from Osceola, Arkansas. They have four adult children, all of whom are married. And they have 10 grandkids they try to see as often as they can. Besides preaching, teaching, and coordinating ministries, Pastor Joel regularly makes himself available to disciple men into church leaders. In his off time he enjoys his family, working outdoors, hiking, and reading.

Elders and Deacons

Henry Knight - Elder


en Hatch - Elder

Ron Blair - Elder

Henry St Julien - Deacon

Scott Faulkner - Deacon

Chris Holmes - Deacon


Alede Kearley - Worship Director

Janet Knight - Treasurer

Linda Knudsen - Secretary