Joe and Terri Fornear
We provide the spiritual support that is so crucial when battling cancer. Please write us or call us and tell us your story. We want to be part of your support team. We provide counseling, host support groups, speak in home groups, Sunday school classes, youth groups and Joe can be a Sunday morning guest speaker at your church service. We host retreats and conferences as well.
We offer our services free to cancer patients and those in crisis. Stronghold Ministry operates solely on donations. We have incorporated as a non-profit in the State of Texas and we have been granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS, so your donations are tax deductible.
Joe Fornear, Founder and Executive Director of Stronghold Ministry.
Joe is a Stage IV metastatic melanoma cancer survivor. In May of 2003, doctors said he had just days to live because cancer had spread to 13 different sites in his body, including several major organs - lung, kidney, stomach and pancreas. Joe experienced a miraculous healing and wants to share the lessons he learned at the brink of death. Lessons on surrender, prayer, faith, weakness and God’s desire to demonstrate His strength and compassion in a crisis. He has included these lessons in a book on his experience, called My Stronghold. Joe is an ordained minister and has a Masters of Theology (ThM) degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He founded and pastored a church in Dallas for 18 years.
Terri Fornear, Founding Partner & Director of Women’s Ministries.
Terri is passionate to share powerful lessons on prayer and faith which she gleaned as she walked beside Joe through his cancer. She along with their children Jesse and Amy, who were teenagers at the time, supported Joe throughout his trial and are in awe of the Lord’s healing power. Terri has a BS degree in Individual and Family Studies. Over the last 25 years, she has led numerous support groups for women. She is a certified Language Therapist and has worked with children that have learning differences for 15 years.