Profile of Rev. Doug Joseph

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Doug and LaDonna Joseph will soon celebrate 29 wonderful years of marriage, and they have four awesome kids. Rev. Joseph is an ordained minister in the United Pentecostal Church International (since 2003), and pastor of Christian Apostolic Church (since 2002). In 2004, the Josephs led CAC to establish Apostolic Christian Academy (K-12 Christian school). Rev. Joseph served on the board of directors of the WV Missions Department (part of the North American Missions Division), as secretary-treasurer from 2004-2012 and as director/chairman from 2012-2013. His term as director was shortened due to having been elected in 2013 to serve as presbyter of Section 1 of the WV District of the UPCI, but not before leading the district to an all-time record missions offering in the 2012 "Christmas For Christ" annual fund drive.  In 2013, Rev. Joseph founded WhiteStone Publishing, which helps Oneness Apostolic authors connect with readers.

Doug & LaDonna Joseph and Family, Easter at CAC (03-31-2013)
Doug & LaDonna Joseph and Family, Easter (03-31-2013)

Previously, Rev. Joseph was creative director for the North American Missions Division (formerly known as General Home Missions Division), at the United Pentecostal Church International headquarters in St. Louis, MO, where the Josephs were blessed by the friendship and mentorship of Rev. and Mrs. Jack & Elsy Cunningham. Rev. Joseph helped launch the UPCI’s national Men’s Ministry, and was editor for the Apostolic Man magazine. He oversaw the creation of Ready To Be Free, a sweeping evangelism thrust. Before that, the Josephs served on pastoral staff of North Charleston Apostolic Church (WV), blessed by the leadership of Pastor Billy & Shirley Cole.

LaDonna Joseph is a great wife and mom. She is CAC’s first lady, general secretary, school principal, and minister of music. She has served on the board of directors of WV UPCI’s Ladies Ministry. She has also served as the pianist for WV’s All-State Choir. The Josephs helped the Coles to publish their memoirs, entitled The Life and Ministry of Billy and Shirley Cole (available at and Rev. Joseph is also author of New Immortal (2009), Tesseract (2010), The Last Bye (2011), and coauthor of The Book of Salvation (2010), and In Lieu of Flowers, God Gave Us a Miracle (2013). All of his books are available at,, and wherever else great books are sold. LaDonna is a native of West Virginia. Doug hails from Shreveport, LA, and is an adopted, honorary West Virginian. Pastor Joseph's blog is at

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