About Pastor Ju

Pastor Julian Leville Von Joyner is a native of Chesapeake Va. He was born on March 14, 1979 to Dr. Ronnie & Olliette Joyner and has an older brother, Ronnie. At the age of 33 he accepted the call to preach the Gospel of Jesus. Pastor Joyner is affectionately known as Ju.

Upon his call to the ministry, he served as minister of Praise and Worship at his fathers’ church, The Philadelphia Fellowship.

He received his education in the Chesapeake Public School system and graduated from Indian River High School in 1997. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications in 2001.

After receiving his degree, he pursued his love of radio and became the Program Director and Morning show host on WGPL 1350 a.m., where he has had the opportunity to interview and work with the top artists in the Gospel Music industry and has travelled out of the state to host concerts.

He has served as Youth Pastor at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va., and First Baptist Church in Franklin, Va.

He currently serves as Pastor of Smithfield Baptist Church located in Gloucester, Va.

Pastor Ju is a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC. He is married to Trin’ea and they are the parents of their beautiful daughter Reynah. They reside in Suffolk Va.

His favorite bible verse is Luke 1:37, because he knows that nothing is impossible when God is on your side.


Stokes of a Genius

Stokes of a Genius

What makes you different? What makes you unique? What makes you special? Caring for others was a splendid gift that Jesus had, and in this book I am challenging you to do the same. This is not your typical journal where you write about how your day was, but who do you touch, who do you impact during the day. This “Journal” is like keeping track of yourself while God is Keeping track of you. This is your daily guide to measure how impact yourself and others.



How long are you going to stay in the "City" called Adverse? You don't have to stay there so why stay there? This book will help you to understand that you don't have to dwell where it is not comfortable for you. Yes, you may journey through it, but always remember that you can leave.


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Doing Ministry

Jesus mandated in Mark 16:15 that we are to spread the good news to the masses. This podcast is a series of messages that aim to inspire you.

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The one goal that constantly provides purpose for my existence, is helping others to see Jesus. While there are many different methods of delivering the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I believe that preaching and teaching are the primary methods that God has blessed me to use. During any presentation of the gospel you may hear and receive a mix of the two, however, I believe that preaching and teaching sessions should be different. You will discover that in both settings careful attention will be given to hearing God’s voice and delivering a message that places further emphasis on the themes of your ministry.

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