Joey Adkins was born and raised here in Ruskin, Florida. He married his high school sweetheart, April in 2001. They both attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where Joey received his BA in Student Ministry and April a BA in Business Administration. In 2011, Joey earned his Master’s degree in Pastoral Leadership from Liberty Theological Seminary.
Joey and April served in churches in Atlanta, Georgia and Salem, New Hampshire before the Lord brought them back to Tampa in 2007. Pastor Joey had the privilege of serving at The Crossing Church from 2010-2015 where he served as the Grow Pastor before starting the SouthShore Campus.
Joey and April have three children – their oldest son Dakota and their two youngest, twins Liam and Layla.