JOEL LABERTEW – LEAD PASTOR
Joel and his wife, Angela, along with their three children Jacob (19), Samuel (17), and Lilia (11) arrived as lead pastors in June 2015. Prior to their arrival at First Assembly, the Labertew’s were on staff at Calvary Church in Naperville. The Labertew’s planted Southwest Community Church, Plainfield in 2001 with a handful of families and pastored there for twelve years. They’ve also served as youth pastors in Chicago and Joliet, IL
Joel was born and raised in Indianola, IA. Angela was born and raised in Elkhart, IN. They met in college and have been married since 1994. They both enjoy excellent food, well brewed coffee, and quiet getaways. They love empowering those around them to live to the fullest.
What do you enjoy doing for fun?
I enjoy waking up early to get things done, restful afternoons with good music on my Bowers & Wilkins headphones, and a slow, well-presented meal with Angela.