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Joe Gudel

Director and Founder

The Rev. Dr. Joseph P. Gudel is an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Adjunct Professor in Islamic studies, comparative religions and apologetics at Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne), and the Director of Campus Ministries at Concordia Lutheran High School (Fort Wayne). His post-graduate degrees include an M.A. in Christian Apologetics (The Simon Greenleaf School of Law) and a Ph.D. in Missiology (Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne).

Prior to his current positions, Gudel was a full-time professor in the Apologetics program at The Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Anaheim, CA) and an Instructor in the Continuing Studies program at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). He was a contributing editor/writer for Christian Research Journal for over 20 years and has authored numerous articles on non-Christian religions and various non-Christian cults. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and has spoken at a number of their conferences around the country.

Pastor Gudel and his wife of 44 years have three grown children and four very rambunctious grandchildren.

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Jackie Gudel

Art Director

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We are currently looking for volunteers to help with our social media and reseach.  Additionally, if you'd like to network your ministry with ours, contact Joe Gudel at


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