Joe Ateca was born in Orlando, Florida and raised in Nashville. Joe attended a Catholic Church as a child, receiving Christ at the age of 12, but never really grasping the grace of God. After attending Austin Peay University, Joe proceeded to go on a “World Tour” in search of finding himself. Eventually through various choices and relationships, Joe lost everything and even found himself in jail. This is where he experienced a divine encounter with Jesus and was set free by His love grace and truth. After his release, he met Pastor Mark Lancaster in 2013 and was part of the “launch team” that lead to the One Stone we know today. Joe is currently on the board of directors here at One Stone and serves as the Director of the Healing, Deliverance and Prayer Ministry. Joe is passionate about knowing God in deeper ways on a daily basis while imparting the Truth of the Gospel which transforms lives and sets people free to everyone around him.
Joe has one daughter, Elisa Beth and works as a local Contractor. Joe enjoys attending his daughter’s volleyball games and reading the word of God!