Joy McIlvaine is a Licensed Minister and graduated from Bible School, after four years of study, and has now been active in ministry for over 32 years.
Joy is known as one who loves children and people and they love her, as she ministers, wherever she goes, bringing life and joy to all those she contacts!! Her dream is to raise up children that love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and to love their neighbors as themselves.
She is a part-time Preschool Teacher, during the school year, and Kinder-Camp Director, in the summer, with the City of Issaquah, Parks and Recreation Department. In addition, she has served and ministered to children through various programs over the years, including Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday School, Nursery, Volunteer work with Youth and Homeschooling her own three children.
Joy has traveled many times to Korea and other nations ministering, speaking, and praying for people.
She has served, in the past, alongside her husband Richard, the Senior Pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship Church, for eight years, before entering into traveling ministry with him.
Also, she was on the ministry team of the Divine Healing Rooms – Seattle Eastside and served with her husband as the Directors for eight years.
Joy continues to disciple, mentor, pray for people, and do outreach ministry, etc., and sometimes travels with Richard or others to do Missions trips in other nations.
She loves to study God's Word and read and study various books and teaching materials to grow in her ministry and personal life.
Joy has volunteered in her community in many areas over the years and, with the PTSA, she received the Golden Acorn Award.
Richard and Joy have 3 grown children and 2 granddaughters, so far. She also enjoys being a wife, mother and grandmother, as well as gardening, quilting, making gifts and baking for others.