Joel Ferguson was born in Fort Worth, Texas and has lived his entire life in the Northeast Tarrant County area. Joel grew up in Friendship Baptist Church where he served in the children’s music program, youth choir, and the FBC choir. In 1976, Joel became the interim song leader and later became the music director. Joel is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University (1979). Joel and his wife Cheryl were married in 1978 and they have three children and four grandchildren.
As the music director, his goal for the music ministry of Friendship Baptist Church is that the music will lead each person to true worship and that it will help prepare their hearts for the preaching of God’s word.
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord… …in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Let everything that that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.” (Psalm’s 100:1; Ephesians 5:19; Psalms 150:6)