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Reverend Joel M. Harpold

Pastor Joel Harpold    Pastor Joel's Family

Joel and his wife Debbie are both Kanawha County natives, having grown up in neighboring Dunbar.
He has been in full time ministry in the local church setting for over 30 years, the last 25+ here at FBC St.Albans.

Graduate of: West Virginia University, BA Psychology
Ashland Theological Seminary MDiv with major of Pastoral Counseling

Ministry Experience:
  • Senior High Youth Pastor: Church of the Savior, Wooster OH 1979-1982
  • Associate Pastor: Twentieth Street Baptist Church, Huntington WV 1982-1987
  • Pastor: Salem Baptist Church, Salem WV 1987-1995
  • Senior Pastor: First Baptist Church, St. Albans WV 1995-Present
Joel and Debbie have been married over 39 years and have 3 grown children: Danielle and her husband Anthony,
Joshua and his wife Amanda, and Josiah and his wife well as 10 grandchildren, and counting.