Joel’s experience producing television for 10 years and acting professionally for over 20 years, set the backdrop for co-founding Love Movement in the fall of 2010 with Benjamin Porter. As a producer and director, he earned several awards and distinctions including three Gemini Award nominations for documentaries produced for CBC, CTV and Global TV. His television work includes one-hour biographies on Margaret Atwood, William Hutt, Daniel Igali and others. With a passion for engaging the next generation, he also currently serves as a Youth Pastor at Willowdale Baptist Church.
With a Masters of Divinity focusing in marriage and family therapy, Benjamin Porter has a deep concern for today’s generation; in their understanding and implementation of true love. If the concept of love can be rooted firmly in a contextual biblical understanding, the youth of today may have hope that love acted out will not only transform their lives but also the world around them. It is only through this wisdom that they can be a strong light into a dark world. He is married with one daughter and lives in Willowdale, Ontario where he also serves as an Associate Pastor at Willowdale Baptist Church.