Joe Drake, Bethel Campus Pastor

Joe Drake is the Bethel Campus pastor for Nashville 1st Church. He has been married to Valerie for 32 years and they have one daughter, Devin, who is a schoolteacher in Rutherford Co. Joe has been in recovery for over 23 years now and God truly restored their life and marriage. Joe and Val also serve on the Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship (NMF) council as well as Bikers for Christ where Joe serves as a National Elder and works extensively with hardcore 1% motorcycle clubs (Outlaws, Hell’s Angels, Mongols, etc…) for over 17 years. They enjoy trips on their motorcycle and travel when time permits.

Joe is bi-vocational and owns a concrete business as well. Joe also serves as the MidSouth District NDR leader where he and his team are working to set up a communications and response network for the district as well as equipment in the event of a natural disaster. Among other ministries, Joe also works within the recovery community as well as homeless ministry, veterans and the marginalized in our society.