In addition to his role as the Greenwood Launch Pastor, Joe Bartemus is responsible for adult education and theological development at College Park Church. Joe loves theology and the study of the Scriptures. He enjoys learning from others and sharing in the development of the lives of God’s people in knowing God more fully and serving God with great passion. Joe’s wife, Cathy, is a long-time music teacher, and they have three kids, Tami, Joe and Christi. Joe was saved as a very young child growing up in a Christian family. He attended a Christian school and college and then taught in a Christian high school on Long Island, NY, for three years.
He then sensed that God wanted him to be equipped to teach His Word better so he journeyed to Grace Seminary in Indiana and received an M.Div. God providentially opened up the opportunity for Joe to return home to Maryland and pastor a church there for three years. Later, God led him back to Indiana through some very difficult family issues. He worked as a manager in a manufacturing plant in Carmel for almost 12 years before God opened up an opportunity to return to ministry at College Park Church (he enjoys being on staff with his brother, as well). He furthered his education in 2015, completing a Masters in Divinity at Southern Seminary.
Joe considers himself blessed to be in the ministry, counseling, preaching, discipling, marrying, burying, mission tripping and all the things that involve the life of the church.