Joe Barsha, Youth & Young Adults Pastor
work: 562.943.2213

Joe has been on staff with LMCC since April 2017. He has over a decade of full-time youth ministry experience, working with students ranging from 6th grade all the way up to young adults. Most recently, he was the Director of Junior High Ministries at Forest Home, working with 2,400+ Jr High students and counselors each summer for four years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry from Hope International University ('06) and a Masters Degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary ('13). 

Joe speaks several at youth camps including Campus by the Sea, Ponderosa Christian Camp and Forest Home, providing a message of hope and salvation intertwined with his own personal stories. 

Joe has a history and expertise of growing youth ministries and winning teens to the Lord, and he desires to do the same here at LMCC. Joe and his wife Rachel have been married since June 2007 and have two young children, Emma and RJ. They enjoy Orange County, it's beautiful beaches, as well as Ducks Hockey and Angels baseball.