About Joe Amaral






Joe Amaral is the Teaching Pastor at PORTICO Community Church in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Since 1994, his ministry career has afforded him the opportunity to serve in some pretty amazing roles.

Joe spent 14 years with First Century Foundations. In that time, he authored the best-selling book “Understanding Jesus” as well as “What Would Jesus Read?”―a daily devotional. Joe also served as Executive Producer and host of the popular “First Century Foundations” television show, filmed on location in the Land of Israel. He has produced documentary films such as, “Israel After the War”, “Unearthed: The Series”, “Hijacking the Holy Land” and “Understanding Jesus.”

Joe has traveled to Israel more than 40 times and has been around the world, preaching and teaching in churches and at conferences. He also served as daily host for Canada’s longest running TV show: 100 Huntley Street.

Joe has been married to the love of his life, Karen, since 1990 and together they have two young adults―their daughter Katelyn, who is married to Aaron, and their son Daniel.

“Join me in Israel for the trip of a lifetime.”

One of the things I love to do is to teach people on-location in Israel where the Biblical stories took place. I hope one day I’ll have the honour and privilege of having you on a tour with me.

Next Tour . . .

5-15, 2018

Visit places like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, The Mount of Beatitudes, The Dead Sea, Galilee, and much more

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