About Stronghold Ministry

Our Mission:

Stronghold Ministry logo - squareStronghold Ministry provides spiritual support and comfort to cancer patients, caretakers and others in crisis.

Founded in 2008 by Joe and Terri Fornear, we reach out through personal contact, emails and phone. Please don’t hesitate to refer someone who needs some spiritual help! Contact us here.

Our passion to support cancer patients is borne out of the battle that Joe had with Stage IV metastatic melanoma. Joe had been a pastor for 12 years when he was diagnosed in 2002. In May of 2003, doctors gave him just “days to live,” but since August of 2003, he has been cancer free. The Lord provided Joe a miraculous healing. He also provided supernatural strength to handle the battle since it was far beyond Joe’s natural abilities. This explains our name, Stronghold, which comes from the many Old Testament references to the Lord who can be our strength, refuge and security in times of trouble. Our message is that when we are losing our grip, no matter what we are going through, the Lord is our Stronghold. Read more on Joe’s story here.

Our Services:

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. Find out more by checking out our free services.

Our Costs: (there are none to cancer patients!)

We offer our services free to cancer patients and those in crisis. Stronghold Ministry operates solely on donations. We incorporated in 2008 as a non-profit in the State of Texas and we have been granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS in 2008, so your donations are tax deductible. You can trust how we handle your donations as we are a member of the ECFA: The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.