Joel Perritte – Founding Elder
Joel and Kari’s roots spread deep into the piney woods of East Texas and Mississippi… Lufkin, TX and Laurel, MS to be exact. They moved to Corpus Christi in 2010 so that Joel could serve as the Pastor for Students at Yorktown Baptist Church. They took the beginning steps of the process to plant Emmaus Church in March of 2013. In September of 2013 Emmaus Church began meeting as a core group at the South Texas School of Christian Studies and in the homes of those who felt called to join Joel and Kari in planting Emmaus. Joel and Kari are passionate about planting a church in Corpus Christi which glorifies God by treasuring Christ as a family of disciples on mission. Joel and Kari welcomed their first child, Barnabas, in May of 2014.