Joey Ellis

M.A. Adjunct Faculty
Hindu Studies


  • Ph.D. (Candidate) Intercultural Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO
  • M.A. Christian Ministries, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO, 2012
  • B.S. Bible and Systematic Theology, Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL, 1989
  • Lead Pastor, Stone Edge Church, Macon, GA, 2016 – present
  • Missionary, Assemblies of God World Missions, India, 2003 – 2016
    • Vice President, Global Operations, Global University, 2014 – 2015
    • Church Planting Team Leader, northwest India
    • India Leadership Team
    • Regional Director, Global University, India College of Ministry
    • Adjunct Faculty, Global Center for Leadership Development, Bangalore
  • Assemblies of God National Leadership Resource Center, Springfield, MO, 2000 – 2003
    • Leadership Development Coordinator, National Children’s Ministries Agency and BGMC Office
  • Associate Pastor, Faith Assembly of God, Orlando, FL, 1995 – 2000
  • Associate Pastor, Evangel Temple Assembly of God, Columbus, GA, 1991 – 1995
  • Associate Pastor, Christian Renewal Church, Hilton Head, SC, 1989 – 1991
  • Founder, Hope Endures Foundation, (501)(c)(3) non-profit devoted to Empowering Women, Educating Children, and Equipping leaders in India
  • Adjunct Faculty, Global Institute for Leadership and Management, northwest India
  • District Missions Director, Georgia District Assemblies of God, 2016 – 2021
  • Board Member, Network 211
  • Strategic Partner, Africa’s Hope
  • Mayor’s Council of Clergy, Macon, GA 


Joey and Carla Ellis are Lead Pastors of Stone Edge Church, Macon, GA, a thriving multi-racial and multi-ethnic church in the heart of Georgia.

From 2003-2016, Joey served with Assemblies of God World Missions in India, where he focused on planting churches, developing leaders, and rescuing exploited women and children. Joey was a church planting Team Leader in northwest India and a member of the India Leadership Team, assisting with receiving and training new missionaries. Working alongside key Indian leaders, Joey assisted in revitalizing a Bible training institute to equip church planters, developed a community center and church ministering to sexually exploited women and children, started two schools for over 300 tribal children from an unreached people group, and helped launch an International Church Service attended by Europeans, Africans, Latin Americans, Indians, and North Americans. 

In addition, Joey was the Global University Regional Director for India, helping launch the India College of Ministry focused on training 25,000 church planters in partnership with the Assemblies of God of India. Joey also taught as Adjunct Faculty at the Global Center for Leadership Development, Bangalore.

Joey served as the Vice President of Global Operations for Global University, Springfield, MO, overseeing 200 offices in over 150 countries worldwide. His experience in missions has given him a great passion for empowering and equipping the body of Christ to reach out to the world locally and abroad. 

Before being a missionary, Joey served for three years at the Assemblies of God National Leadership Resource Center, Springfield, MO, promoting missions awareness and training leaders to reach young families and their children. Joey was as an associate pastor for eleven years at three churches, Christian Renewal Church in Hilton Head, SC, Evangel Church in Columbus, GA, and Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, FL.

Joey and Carla have been married since July 1989. They have two adult children, Jerrod and Caroline, who are happily married. Family is very important to Joey and Carla. Joey enjoys working outdoors, cooking with Carla, and ministering internationally.

Joey and Carla are the Founders of Hope Endures Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit devoted to Empowering Women, Educating Children, and Equipping Leaders in India. 

Joey is passionate about investing in the next generation. 

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