About Joe Amaral






Since the early ‘90’s, Joe Amaral’s ministry career has afforded him the opportunity to serve in some pretty amazing roles.

Amaral served as youth leader, youth pastor, associate pastor and senior pastor in churches in Southern Ontario from 1991 to 2001. It was during his first trip to Israel in 2002 that God instilled the vision in Joe to embrace and teach the Hebraic Roots of the Christian Faith.

Amaral then spent 14 years with First Century Foundations as an itinerant minister and director. 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 also produced documentary films such as, “Israel After the War”, “Unearthed: The Series”, “Hijacking the Holy Land”, “Understanding Jesus” and “Story in the Stars”.

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.

Most recently, Amaral served as the Teaching Pastor of PORTICO—A Community Church in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The midweek Bible study grew from 40 people to over 400 people in under 10 months. People were hungry to learn.

Recently, Joe has re-entered full-time itinerant ministry. If you’re interested in booking Joe to speak, please be in touch with our office.

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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Book Joe to Speak

Want to book Joe Amaral for a speaking engagement? His schedule is very limited. Please contact our office to find out more about booking Joe to speak at your church or event.