Joseph was born and raised in Chicago, IL, the youngest of seven children.  He and his wife Debra have been married for more than 4 decades, and are blessed with 5 adult children, along with 5 grandchildren.  After a successful career in education with the Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois State Board of Education, he “changed lanes” in 2015.  Joseph has served Chicago Embassy Church Network in a variety of positions since the 1990’s, and his current role is that of Attending Pastor with the Office of the Senior Leader.