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Joel Maldonado

NRH Campus Pastor

Joel Maldonado serves as the campus pastor for our Gateway NRH Campus. There he hopes every person finds a place to deepen their relationship with Jesus, discover freedom and healing, and get equipped for serving God’s kingdom.

Joel grew up in the Mid–Cities area and attended Shady Grove Church. He fully surrendered his life to Christ in his early 20s while attending an inner-healing seminar—it was there he realized his true identity in Christ as a son. Joel began to serve at church while working for his family business and studying at Dallas Baptist University. He received his degree in history and biblical studies in 2011. In 2013 Joel became a deacon at Gateway Church and joined the staff two years later in 2015.

Joel met the love of his life, Monica, at Gateway and they married in 2016. They now have 2 sons, Samuel and Isaac.