Joel & Kathy Madson

Vice President

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About Joel & Kathy

Before joining GTN, Joel was a pastor for 21 years, the majority of which were spent serving on staff at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington. Prior to his position at Overlake, Joel served as College Pastor at Northwest Community Church, in Phoenix, AZ for five years. He is a graduate of Arizona Christian University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Missions and Bible. Joel has always had a heart for seeing the nations of the world reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. He has traveled to over 19 countries training and encouraging pastors and leaders. In 2006, Joel transitioned to the role of Vice President of GTN in addition to continuing his travel and training of church leaders internationally. Joel and his wife Kathy attend Cascade Community Church in Monroe, WA where Joel volunteers as the Missions Pastor. They have been married for 36 years and live close to their two married sons and five grandchildren.


Vision Leadership Institute - Ethiopia

Vision Leadership Institute is a mobile 2- year training program. VLI offers college level theological education and pastoral training for existing ministry leaders in local Ethiopian churches.  Launched in 2011 in Ethiopia, VLI has trained and has graduated over 1,000 leaders. Currently, VLI has 420 ministry leaders enrolled in the program with training in six cities.

Your gift helps further the training in this strategic region of the world.