Joe Shakour served as a youth director, high school Bible teacher, and Assistant Pastor in Florida before being called to Wilson, NC. He is in his 9th year serving as senior pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, the founding church and home to Wilson Christian Academy. He was saved at an early age and surrendered to full time ministry his freshman year of college. Pastor Shakour and his wife, Candace, have 5 children- Joey, Jonathan, Chloe, Cailee, Charis and a sixth one on the way. His life verse is Psalm 119:24, "Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors."