Pastor Joel Warren was born in Jacksonville, Texas. His father was a pastor and he grew up in a home filled with unconditional love. Early on he saw what a Godly marriage looked like, and his dad painted a perfect picture for him of a loving father and husband. He became a Christian when he was six years old and was baptized when he was ten. Pastor Warren became really interested in Jesus when he was in Middle School, and by his freshman year, he was completely in love with his Savior. When he was 16, he surrendered to the ministry.
He attended Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Texasm where he received a Bachelor of the Arts in Religion in May of 2007. He then went on to receive a Master of Divinity with an Emphasis in Theology from Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, in December of 2010.
Pastor Warren was married in 2009 to his wife Brittany and they have two daughters, Abigail and Brooklyn. He joined with First Baptist Castroville in May of 2015.