Executive Director & Founder
Joy Forrest is the executive director of Called to Peace Ministries. She has been an advocate for victims of domestic violence since 1997 and holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She held the position of community educator for a local domestic violence agency from 2000-2001, and has served as a biblical counselor in church settings since 2005. Her own experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse, along with her involvement with the DV agency and church counseling, caused her to see a major need for churches to become better equipped to help families affected by DV.
Joy is a Certified Advocate with the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and has spoken on domestic violence in a variety of venues from seminary classrooms to seminars and conferences, to radio and television. Her blog contains many articles on domestic abuse, as well as posts on other counseling issues and victorious Christian living. In her spare time, Joy loves traveling and spending time with her family– especially her 10 grandchildren.
Ordering the Book and Workbook
Learn the story behind Called to Peace Ministries. Whether you are in an abusive relationship yourself, or desire to help someone else who is suffering from domestic abuse, Joy Forrest offers hope, inspiration, and biblical guidance in her book, Called to Peace. The workbook provides a scripture-based curriculum for group or individual use. Learn biblical keys for healing after domestic abuse.