Chris & Joi Copeland

Galway, Ireland

Key Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

Ministry Focus: We work at Galway City Baptist Church (GCBC), planted by WorldVenture missionaries. GCBC is a healthy hub that has planted churches in Sligo and Oranmore and will soon plant a church in Manor Hamilton. I (Chris) currently serve in a pastoral function at GCBC, leading worship, preaching, facilitating a marriage group and Bible studies, running discipleship programs, providing pastoral counseling, helping lead Modern Day Knights, and setting up the church each week. Joi is an author of Christian Women’s Fiction. She writes Christian romance stories of hope, redemption, and forgiveness. She also disciples several young women at our church and hosts many dinners at our home. Gage, our son who still lives in Ireland, leads a youth boys group called Modern Day Knights for boys ages 7-12 along with Chris and participates in Strongman Competitions in Ireland and abroad.

Please pray for:
  • redeeming relationships to be formed with the people in our community, our neighbors, and our sphere of influence.
  • our ministries at GCBC, that they would build God’s Kingdom in Ireland and foster a saving faith in Jesus among the people of Ireland.
  • Joi as she writes her books, that they would bring glory to God and bring people closer to Him.
  • our sons: Garrison, who is getting ready to get married in June 2024; Gage, who leads Modern Day Knights, competes in Strongman, and attends University; and Gavin, who works and attends University.