Joseph Barlow founded JBM in October of 2008 with the goal of
- drawing people to God,
- to relationship with Him,
- to experience Him, and
- to know Him.
Joe has been ministry minded most of his life. Since his salvation at 11, baptism in the Holy Spirit at age 13 and call to ministry at 17, he has kept his eye on God's call for his life.
Joe received his degree in Music Theory and Composition, after which he married his lovely wife Nancy. They have seven children, and one beautiful granddaughter. Joe has a call to the nations and a heart for missions. His music has been a blessing to many.
Being led by the Spirit is the essential element of Joe's ministry and his life. It has been said that, "people mature in Christ under Joe's ministry." Proverbs 22:1 says "A good name is more to be desired than silver and gold."
Danny Hochstatter: Danny came on board with JBM as the Media Director in March of 2015. After graduating pre-med at UIC, Danny took up acting, composing, singing, directing, and eventually videography. With this skill, he helped build “The Anima Series” on YouTube and worked with Elevate, Willow Creek Community Church’s Jr. High Ministry. He also works with his Dad at their family business “Cugino’s Gourmet Foods.”
With these skills and experience, he is excited to build all of the online content for JBM’s web-based ministry. This past May, Danny married the love of his life, Natalie Barlow, who happens to be Joe Barlow's daughter!
Olivia Ludwick: Olivia joined our team in the beginning of April, 2015 as JBM’s Project Manager. After graduating from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Olivia started her career in advertising at DDB Chicago as an account manager. She worked on the national McDonald’s account for just under 3 years before leaving to spend more time at home with her family.
Olivia married her high school sweetheart, Josiah, in May of 2013 and had her beautiful baby boy, Jayden, on June 4th, 2014. We are excited to have Olivia with her skills and expertise join our team.