Pastor Joe Shreffler was the founding pastor of San Francisco New Start Ministries in 2003 and began his second term as Senior Pastor on March 1, 2011 when New Start aligned with the Fremont Journey of Faith congregation in Fremont, CA, as a secondary campus ministry of that body.  Pastor Joe and Margie have three sons, two daughters-in-law and four energetic grandchildren.

Pastor Joe is a lifelong Nazarene and son of a pastor. Educated in Oklahoma and ordained as a Preaching Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1995, he serves the congregation as its senior pastor.  He also serves Fremont Journey of Faith in Fremont, CA, as the senior pastor of that body.

Pastor Joe enjoys baseball at all levels and is a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants.  He also enjoys golf, reading and writing, as well as spending time with his family.  He has coached kids baseball for several years and can often be found in either his Giants gear or his grandchildren’s team colors.