Joe Nicola was a previous business owner, military veteran and youth pastor. Joe was rescued by his Heavenly Father from the drug culture and a life of hopelessness in 1984. He is currently the senior bond-servant of New Covenant Ministries in Independence, Missouri that he and his wife began in 1999. Joe and his wife Renee were married in 1984. He facilitates a pastors and leaders prayer group in Independence, MO as part of Pray KC. Joe has led numerous international mission trips over the years and he has thirty years of ministry leadership. He and his congregation have partnered with the India Gospel League to help with Gospel saturation and equipping leaders in a state in India. He and his congregation have also partnered with Faith Comes By Hearing and Vision 2033, to help get scripture to every tongue and tribe in the world in their own heart language. Joe is the author of two books; “Ekklesia; the Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth” and “Now Who Are You?”. He has a passion to see the Body of Christ come together in John 17 unity.
The crisis of identity theft, the popularity of DNA testing to discover ancestral roots and the issue of gender confusion, are prophetic messages we should not overlook. More than ever, people are seeking to know who they are and where they came from. Jesus was challenged for His identity more than anything else. He was mocked for it, hated for it and was eventually crucified for it. We also will be challenged concerning our identity as He was. In the midst of a major career change God asked me, “Now who are you?” That question shook me to the core. As children of God we have been living under a false identity…until now!
Joe wrote a book on the what Jesus said He would build, and it is not church. The book is titled, Ekklesia; the Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. The word church was not a word in any language until the 4th century. How did this word get in our Bibles? What did Jesus actually say He would build and what does it mean for us today? What does it mean to bind and loose? And the true meaning behind where two or three are gathered together in My name there I am in the midst. This and much more is revealed in this book. You can check out here, Ekklesia.
Joe also wrote a book about who we are as sons and daughters of God. What happens to you when you are born again? The true meaning of spiritual adoption, our inheritance, how Jesus really lived as a man fully dependent on His Father showing us how we can live also and much more is discussed in this book titled, “Now Who Are You?”. You can check it out here, Now.