Joël Spinks is the founding pastor of the Quebec Victory Church (located in Canada’s Eastern Townships), Integrity College (an online Bible & leadership institute), and Franco-Mission International (a humanitarian outreach with an orphanage in the Congo, a home for widows also in the Congo, as well as providing humanitarian assistance in the Caribbean). He hosts the weekly French « LIVE de Guérison » (LIVE Healing broadcast), the weekly French « Parole de Foi » television broadcast and the English « Joël Spinks FAITH brodcast », also televised weekly.
His vision is to « transform the spiritual climate of francophone nations through the broadcasting of the faith message in Jesus Christ ». He’s also authored books such as « Understanding Divine Healing » and French books : « Jesus Revealed : The Gospel of John Explained », « Prophetic Light » and « You are richly blessed ».
Pastor Joël grew up in a Christian home and is a fourth-generation believer. He received the born-again experience around the age of four and he spent his youth pursuing God through his Bible studies and by serving in his local church, the Salvation and Deliverance Church of Canada. At the age of 12, he began teaching Sunday School until he was 18. He also traveled as a Southern Gospel soloist during evangelistic crusades during that same period of time. In 1999, under the banner of Joël Spinks Ministries, he recorded his debut album entitled « Let Him be your Refuge » which enabled him to travel in Canada and the United States for four and a half years. Pastor Joël also ministered in North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and in Australia. In 2003, he was invited to be a guest on « Lifeline », produced at that time by the Miracle Channel based out of Lethbridge, Alberta. Immediately after the recording of this first program, he and his family were invited to join that national media team. The « Lifeline » program was aired on the Miracle Channel (Canada), Crossroads TV (Canada), Vision TV (Canada), NRB Channel (United States) and the Australian Christian Channel (Australia).
It was in September of 2003 that the Spinks family left Quebec to relocate to Alberta. For four years, Pastor Joël had served as an associate pastor at the Miracle Channel church. He also taught leadership classes at the Miracle Channel School of TV Ministry. In addition, he hosted the bilingual « Seeds of Faith » daily devotional as well as contributed to the « Lifeline » television program until his return to eastern Canada in September of 2007. Pastor Joël then appeared on « From the River » (broadcasted on the Miracle Channel, CTS, Vision TV and Cornerstone TV – USA). Following some ministerial trips in the Canadian Arctic, he finally returned with his family to Quebec to establish the Quebec Victory Church in September of 2008. It was in Quebec, at « Ministère Enseignemoi », that he resumed his television ministry, hosting « Vie de Foi » (Life of Faith) from 2015-2020.
Rev. Joël Spinks obtained a ministerial license in 2002, and was then ordained in 2003. In was in October 2015, that he was welcomed into the ministerial fellowship of ACER churches (Christian Assembly for Evangelism and Revival, members of the CEAF and the Protestant Federation of France.) Pastor Joël holds a « Bachelor of Theology » from the Saint Paul’s Bible Institute (New York, NY, USA).
Pastor Joël and his wife Mathilde are the parents of two beautiful girls, Flora-Mae and Félicité. The Spinks family resides in Bromont, Quebec, Canada.