Meet the Pastor

Pastor Joe Donahue has been serving First Lavaca as Lead Pastor  since  October 2014. He is a husband, daddy, Pastor, author and  evangelist. Intimately knowing Jesus and making him known has  been the passion of his heart since he trusted Jesus Christ to save  him in 1991.

Pastor Joe and Kristy met in 1991 and have been married since 1999. They have four daughters and are passionate about equipping and strengthening marriages and families, teaching the Word of God, and following Jesus.

Joe has been serving on church staff in ministry since 1993.  He earned a B.S. from Austin Peay State University, and continues progress towards a M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  His childhood story has been featured on The 700 Club Interactive, The Baptist Press, The Christian Index and the American Family News Network.

If you enjoy a cup of great coffee and conversation about Jesus, call the church office and schedule some time to chat.  He would love to connect with you!

From Left to Right: Sofia (7), Naomi (6), Jessie (1), & Violet (4)