Joe Annen Jr.
Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
Ministry at Ablaze: Cinematographer / Graphic Designer
Education: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
Ministry background: Growing up in the faith was something I am extremely grateful for. Having three sisters as my siblings was really great training for life.
My oldest sister was physically challenged which gave me a very unique perspective into the lives and hearts of others. I knew I needed to do something with my life. We had so many experiences to tell that others simply wouldn’t go through. That is where becoming a story teller really began to take root in my life.
When I was thirteen my story nearly came to an end. I was shot in a hunting accident that placed me in the hospital for nearly a month. I wasn’t bullet proof as I once thought. Through that however God used that moment in my life to travel the state and share my faith. It was my fifteen minutes of fame. It really was a powerful moment in my life, telling other kids my age why I wasn’t scared while going through one of the most traumatic moments in my life.
It really is true, God has carried me through all of those hard times. Once I found a way to tell stories through video I wanted to bring that ability to others. God has provided for that also. I now get to work with Ablaze creating content that furthered his message.
Passions and interests: Creating Digital Content, Camping, Video Games, Hunting, Music, Movies, Hanging with Friends, Playing Games, Sports.
Why I’m at Ablaze: Being a part of a ministry that is so passionate about reaching others has helped me in my own life. I have grown and been able to create lasting relationships with others. IT has been such a rewarding experience, I want to bring that same opportunity to others. Being part of a team that is dedicated to reaching as many as possible allows me that.
Favorite quotes/Bible verses: Ephesians 5, Revelations