Episode 119. Joe Phelps – Retired Pastor, Highland Baptist Church (1997-2018)
Pastor Joe Phelps feels a call to embody God’s justice and love in the world.
He has been the pastor at Louisville’s Highland Baptist Church since 1997.
Over the past 15 years, the church has increased its commitments to sharing its view of the Christian message and mission action and to work for social justice in the community and beyond. For example, pastor Phelps drew national attention from news stations and radio shows in 2006 when he appeared in an ad campaign titled “Wake Up Wal-Mart,” which brought to light the company’s record on child labor issues, gender discrimination, and poor healthcare plans.
Pastor Phelps is also a published author and an occasional guest columnist for the Courier-Journal newspaper, Leo Weekly magazine, and EthicsDaily.com, where he serves as a board member. In addition, he founded an inter-denominational, inter-racial group, No Murders Metro, and is a board member of Kentucky Refugee Ministries.