Joy Forrest is the founder and Executive Director of Called to Peace Ministries* and author of Called to Peace: A Survivor’s Guide to Finding Peace & Healing After Abuse and the Called to Peace Companion Workbook. She is an experienced bible study teacher, writer and speaker, and has spoken in many venues: from women’s bible studies and retreats, to prisons, radio and television. Joy is equipped to speak to serious issues like physical and emotional abuse, but her message is relevant to women from all walks of life. Believing that too many fail to walk in the abundant life God offers His children, she focuses her lessons on practical steps to victory. Her passion is to help people overcome thoughts, choices, and strongholds that prevent them from realizing God’s best for their lives.
Joy holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served in church counseling ministry since 2005. She is also a certified advocate with the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She and her husband Nathan (“Rusty”) are members of Hope Church of Raleigh (EPC). They have 5 grown children and 10 grandchildren. For more information or to request a speaking engagement, contact her.
*The goal of CTPM is to offer hope and healing to victims of domestic violence and emotionally destructive relationships. Its twofold mission is: 1) to provide practical assistance and counsel to individuals affected by domestic abuse and 2) to educate organizations and helpers to better respond to these crises through training and mentoring. For more information, visit www.calledtopeace.org.