2020 THEME – What it’s all about…

I DON’T CARE! … Sometimes these 3 words are of no reason for concern. Where do you want to eat for dinner? “I don’t care” is generally the response most families hear. When does this phrase become a concern? When is not ok to not only say “I don’t care”, but to actually start living and acting upon it? We are faced with a whirlwind of horrific media reports which paints a disturbing picture of our youth today. Mass killings, pregnancies, disrespect to authorities, LGBT movements at younger ages, vandalism, school bullying, revenge attacks, drug busts, social media gossip, coveting, the list goes on. Our youth have less respect for our country, our society, their own bodies, and their spirituality more so than any generation before it in America. They are infected with this mindset. And even more frightening is many of their lifestyles, responses, social media pages and actions tell us… “They don’t care”… even if they know God is watching.

Let's Talk

Our Small Group Break Out Sessions this year is more than just listening, it’s about more talking. We want discussion about the things going on in our youth’s lives centered on important topics and led by Godly instructors using God’s word to answer, provide solutions, and build a foundation upon which they can rely. It’s an opportunity for their peers to see they are not alone in struggles. You are not going to want to miss this! Let’s Talk. 



Professional Positions:

President, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee, 2017-Present

Speaker/Presenter, 2005-Present

Preaching Minister, Mt. Juliet church of Christ, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, 1999-2017

Preaching Minister, East Gadsden church of Christ, Gadsden, Alabama, 1991-1999

Supervisor of Work Program and Campus Minister, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch,    Long Island, New York, 1989-1991


Bachelor of Science: Finance, Bible minor, Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson,    Tennessee, 1989


Visionary, Leader, Organizer, Gospel Preacher, Critical Thinker, Project Manager,

Proactive, Results Driven, Effective Communicator, Faithful, Strong Work Ethic, Seeks Continuous Improvement


Married in 1988 to Tracie Barnes Shannon Four children and two grandchildren


CEO & President

The Davis Group–Specialized Services For Your Body, Mind, Soul, & Spirit

Jul 2014 – Present5 years 4 months

– Christ-centered Pre-Marital Counseling

– Marriage & Family Counseling

– Career Planning

– Marriage Enrichment Experiences

– Men’s Spiritual Development Workshop

– Motivational Presentations (Corporate, Military, Business, & Education)

– Christ-centered Pre-Marital Counseling

– Marriage & Family Counseling

– Career Planning

– Marriage Enrichment Experiences

– Men’s Spiritual Development Workshop

– Motivational Presentations (Corporate, Military, Business, & Education)

Arlington church of Christ

Elder & Minister

Arlington church of Christ

2000 – Present19 years


Florida State College at Jacksonville

Campus Dean for Student Success

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Aug 1999 – Jun 201414 years 11 months


Lipscomb University

Dean of Students

Lipscomb University

Nov 1993 – Jul 19995 years 9 months


United States Air Force

Communications Intelligence

United States Air Force

Sep 1973 – Nov 199320 years 3 months


Joe Wells holds an earned B.S. degree in Science along with a completion certificate from the Nashville School of Preaching and Biblical Studies and a Masters of Ministry degree from Freed Hardeman University. Joe travels the country as a frequent speaker for youth and family events, men’s days, as well as gospel meetings. He is the co-founder of Kaio Publications, publishers of the Family Devotional series as well as the Finer Grounds Bible Study series for women. Joe is also the author of the book Game Plan: Developing a Spiritually Winning Strategy for Adults and Teens in Today’s Culture, Surviving: Helping Teens Find Peace on the Roller Coaster Ride of Divorce, and Sin to Salvation. Along with this, he and Erin are the co-host of The Hey Joe Show, a podcast designed to challenge and strengthen families and teens across America. Joe has served God in a public way since 2000 in the capacity of youth minister and gospel preacher, helping people make the connection with the Word of God and encouraging them to be transformed for Christ. He is blessed to the husband to the former Erin O’Hara, and they are the proud parents of four beautiful children: Colton, Michala, Camden, and Bennett.


I was born in Pulaski, Tennessee in 1975 and raised at the East Hill congregation, obeying the Gospel at age thirteen.  In 1994 I married my high school sweetheart Jade, who is originally from Tupelo, Mississippi. Together we have two adult sons, Reese, who presently lives in Tennessee, and Kase, who is my co-worker and associate minister. My wife and I enjoy traveling, cooking, music, art, reading and sports, as well as getting to know new people through conversation.

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It’s always the last FULL weekend of February.

The event is designed for 6th grade to 12th grade, as well as college age. The themes and topics are targeted to encourage, warn, instruct, guide, and motivate our young people to be more Christ like and stand for truth!

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Contact Info

Forrest Park Church of Christ
4263 Inner Perimeter Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
TEL: 229-242-2174

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