Pastor Joe Aldrete and his wife Lorraine are Southern California natives who married in 1989. They have been married 28 years now, and have been serving Jesus for the past 27 years.
In 1990, the Lord grabbed a hold of Joe’s heart and, by the Grace of God, he was set free from the bondage of his old life and saved at Calvary Chapel Moreno Valley, in California.
He soon began to serve the Lord there, and for 8 years he served as Youth Pastor. While there, he also served as Missions Pastor, College Pastor, and later the Lord called him as the Executive Pastor of Calvary Chapel Moreno Valley.
In 2005, the Lord opened the door for Pastor Joe to be a part of Calvary Chapel Relief team effort for Hurricane Katrina. As he served in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi for 6 weeks, God began to put a special love in his heart for the people of the Gulf Coast. That passion continued to grow. The Lord opened doors, and called him to plant Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Foley, in Foley, Alabama.
In 2009, God brought Pastor Joe, his family and a hand full of people to Foley, Alabama, to start Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Foley, where he is the Senior Pastor.
Pastor Joe’s heart is to reach the community of Foley with the love of Christ “one person, one family at a time.” His heart is all about serving his community.
He is presently the Lead Chaplain for The Baldwin County Sheriff Department; team leader of the Baldwin County Crisis Intervention team deployed by the Sheriff office; a hospice chaplain; a volunteer at South Baldwin Hospital and the Assisted Living Facilities in Baldwin County.
Pastor Joe and Lorraine have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren. Pastor Joe has a saying:
“Lets love people into The Kingdom; will ya join me?”