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About Joseph Alcala

Nick Name: Joey. My mom called me: Mijo (my son, my dear).

Joey’s family: I am married to Stacey Elizabeth Alcala, and we have two daughters – Isabella Marie (Isa) and Alexandrea Kathleen (Aly).

Ministry Role: I serve as the NextGen pastor for Oaks Church. I provide leadership and oversight to our Kids, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, which disciple Kids ages 0-5th grade, Students 6th -12th grade and Young Adults ages 18-30. I have an amazing staff that makes my job incredible!

Dream vacation: I would love to go to Spain and watch Barcelona FC play real football (SOCCER), and then travel to Ireland before a visit to Scotland.

Regular order at Starbucks: Grande Americano.

Favorite movies: Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, Hoosiers, Pistol Pete, Amazing Grace, Elf, Newsies, Hook.

Favorite scripture: 1 Peter 2:11-12 “Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”

Things that fascinate me: Sociology and Technology

People who inspire me are: My Family, Missionaries, William Wilberforce, Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, Greg Popovich.

Previous jobs: Starbucks Store Manager, Master’s Commission International President, Master’s Commission USA Discipleship Director, Executive Pastor at Relevant Life Church, Associate Spiritual Formation Pastor at The Oaks Fellowship.

One thing that most people don’t know about me: I have been a juggling clown at the Arizona State Fair three times.

I’ve been in ministry since: 1998.

When and where did I got saved: I was saved at the Austin Texas Church of Glad Tidings in Children’s Church at the age of three.

Music that moves me: Acoustic Worship and Ballads.

Favorite singers or band: George Strait, Tenth Avenue North, Keith Green, and NeedToBreathe.

Peeves: Rudeness.

Life-changing moments: My life has been changed by my Wedding Day, the births of my girls and the day God called me into the ministry at age 12 at Roaring Springs Youth Camp.

Hidden talent: I can trim my girls’ hair!

Sport I’m not good at:  Skateboarding.

Fears: That I will sleep through my alarm!

Favorite books: The Bible, Wooden: Life Observations, The Divine Conspiracy, Leadership and Self-Deception, Start With Why, Oh, the Places You’ll Go.

In my spare time I… hangout with my family, go to the movies, watch soccer and read books of all kinds.

Favorite TV shows:  Sports Center, Ultimate Fighter and Duck Dynasty.

Favorite actor: Matt Damon and Mel Gibson.

What makes me laugh: My wife, my girls and Jimmy Fallon.

Weird Quirk: I periodical burst out in random made up songs. I call this “WillyWonka-ing!

The most exotic place I’ve ever been to:  Kauai or Jamaica

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done: I have repeatedly repelled down a 150ft building.

My hero: Jesus and My Dad.

Least favorite thing to do: Running just to run!