Joseph Ogletree is a proud graduate of Nicholls State University, where
he attended on a full football scholarship. As an all-conference
football player, his plans were to play in the NFL after graduation.
However, God had something different in mind. Instead, his future
included a career in corporate America, and a calling to
As the son of a preacher, Joe had a feeling his calling was in
ministry. This inclination was confirmed in 2008, when God called
him to minister the gospel. He has served under the leadership of his
father, Dr. John Ogletree, at First Metropolitan Church as a Young
Adult Pastor and an Elder.
Currently, God is doing a new thing in Joe’s life–calling him to plant
a church. Joe is a part of the CityView Collective Planting Residency
and is excited to see how God orders his steps in the months
and years to come. He will begin attending Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary in the Fall of 2016.
Joe married his high school sweetheart, Sherrell, in 2005 and
together they have three handsome boys–Jaiden, Josiah, and
Jaxon. They reside in Houston, Texas.