Rev. Kent Joy grew up in Lakeside, Ohio where he worked in the recreational boating industry for 20 years, serving in a number of capacities, before going into Pastoral Ministry in 1996.  He is a graduate of Danbury Township High School; The University of Toledo; and The Methodist Theological School of Ohio.


ª is a strong preacher and worship leader in both traditional and modern styles.

ª has a gift for developing leadership potential in others.

ª is committed to connecting the church with the community and leading us out into the community to connect with others.

ª has skills in administration, visioning, and implementation.

ª is highly relational, warm, and friendly.

ª has been married to his wife Julie for 38 years. They have three adult children and 3 grandchildren.

Pastor Kent rides both motorcycles and bicycles and enjoys photography as a hobby.


Coming soon

in First Methodist Chapel




312 Third Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Tel: 440.322.6622

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