Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


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How old is Pastor Bob Joyce?

Pastor Bob Joyce is Robert Wayne Joyce, born on June 19, 1952.

Is Pastor Bob Joyce married?

Yes. Pastor Bob Joyce has been married to his wife, Willena, since 1975. They have three children and several grandchildren.

When was Pastor Bob Joyce ordained as a minister?

May 25, 1981

When did Pastor Bob Joyce begin the Household of Faith in Benton, Arkansas?

Around 2010 and prior to organizing Household of Faith Church, Pastor Bob Joyce and his wife Willena met with just 7 or 8 people each week, including John Cook and his wife Marti. By 2014, a business rental space on Salem Road for Household of Faith Church provided a weekly location for worship services, moving to a larger space in the same building in 2017 and allowing for about 35 to 40 chairs during the sermon. In 2019, Household of Faith moved to its current location at 5601 Salt Creek Rd, where classrooms and a fellowship hall have been added to the building with about 110 chairs in the sanctuary, and the parking lot is as large as the property can contain, providing space for about 30 vehicles.

Does Pastor Bob Joyce preach every Sunday?

Yes. Pastor Bob Joyce preaches every Sunday. Any planned changes are announced weeks in advance on

What does Pastor Bob Joyce think about some of the things said about him?

A direct quote from October 28, 2017, “Neither John Cook nor I, nor anyone else on this page or website or any other, have ever stated or tried to lead people in believing that I am or ever was some other person. This ministry is not about the promotion of any man, but continued proclamation and exaltation of the person and the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.” – Pastor Bob Joyce

In December 2017, Pastor Bob Joyce made a video addressing some of these issues directly.

Please hear what he said and not what others continue to say about him.

Does Pastor Bob Joyce have music available to order?

Yes. Music CDs are available at All proceeds from CD sales are added to the church operating funds. Pastor Bob Joyce does not take a salary, and there are no paid church staff. Pastor Bob Joyce and local church members donate their time and talents for weekly worship services, building maintenance, and online support.

Does Pastor Bob Joyce really support [[someone or something shown online]]?

Pastor Bob Joyce preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who will listen to his sermon each week. To know if Pastor Bob Joyce supports someone or something, watch his sermons. Posts from one of the official group accounts may be from a member of the internet administration team and not from Pastor Bob Joyce himself. Genuine photos of people standing with Pastor Bob are proof of meeting him, but not an endorsement by him. He often takes photos with visitors. The sermons are proof of Pastor Bob Joyce’s message, and anything posted online which is contradictory to his sermons is unlikely to have his support.

Is Pastor Bob in the hospital? Someone said it online.

No. Pastor Bob is not in the hospital. A false rumor was started in early December 2022 that church services were cancelled because Pastor Bob was in the hospital, but Pastor Bob was preaching to 100 people as scheduled that same day. He is in good health, and has preached each week as planned. The original rumor could not be deleted because it was in a group that has no connection to Pastor Bob despite using his name. People continuing to repeat the rumor out of sympathy or concern are not malicious, however, it creates unnecessary worry and distress. The lie also appears to be ‘breaking news’ each time it is repeated. Any actual changes to Pastor Bob’s plans for preaching each Sunday will be posted at the official website –


When is the weekly sermon uploaded to YouTube?

The sermon and song service are recorded on Sunday and uploaded as soon as possible after formatting and processing. If possible, the sermon is uploaded to the YouTube channel by 7:00pm Central Time on Sunday. Subscribing to the YouTube channel can provide an automatic notification when the videos are made available.

What is the official website for Pastor Bob Joyce and Household of Faith?

The official website is

Does Pastor Bob Joyce use email?

Yes, his personal email account is currently – other email accounts which he has used in the past may no longer be active.

Does Pastor Bob Joyce have a Facebook account?

Yes, his Facebook account is and managed by Pastor Bob Joyce personally. He does not use nicknames or other accounts to reach out to people privately for conversation or money. There are dishonest people who are doing those things.

Does Pastor Bob Joyce have an official Facebook group?

Yes. The official Facebook group is

Other Facebook groups using Pastor Bob Joyce or Household of Faith names are not the official Facebook group.

Where are the sermons posted? What is the official YouTube channel?

The official YouTube channel for all sermons, music, and other videos by Pastor Bob Joyce at Household of Faith since August 2022 is

Hundreds of authorized sermons, music, and other videos beginning in 2011 and prior to August 2022 can be found on John Cook’s YouTube channel.

Please do not upload or edit copies of videos from these YouTube channels to other locations online. These videos may be shared using the YouTube sharing links.

Does Pastor Bob Joyce have an official Twitter account?

The official Twitter account is managed by a team of administrators.

Does Pastor Bob Joyce use Telegram, TikTok, WhatsApp, or other social media platforms?

No. There are no authorized Telegram, TikTok, or WhatsApp accounts or groups for Pastor Bob Joyce or the Household of Faith Church.

Why are there so many other Pastor Bob Joyce and Household of Faith groups online?

Pastor Bob Joyce’s preaching and singing has become known globally through multiple articles and videos made about him online. Pastor Bob Joyce’s goal is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who will hear, no matter where they are located. His goal is helped when others share his sermons, and his goal is hindered when others use his name and his videos for personal gain or to promote their own agenda. If you visit Facebook groups, YouTube channels, or other app media which turn the attention away from Pastor Bob Joyce’s message while using his name and his videos, you can be sure that you are not on a Pastor Bob Joyce approved page. Not every group or individual claiming to support Pastor Bob Joyce is doing harm, but those which allow the message and focus on the person and gospel of Jesus Christ in his sermons and music to be replaced by other topics or redirected toward other purposes are harmful. The distractions and confusion caused by multiple unauthorized groups, accounts, and uploaded videos do not honor Jesus Christ.

What is the harm in sharing Pastor Bob Joyce’s videos all over the internet?

There is no harm in sharing sermon videos or song videos which have not been altered or copied and uploaded elsewhere. Sharing videos from the official YouTube channels (current PastorBobJoyce and earlier John Cook Videos) is absolutely allowed and encouraged! Please share the videos from YouTube, using the YouTube links. Separately downloading, copying, and especially editing the videos to cause them to say things that are not the original video sources are dishonest and harmful. Innocent people have been hurt by others who have posted videos and pretended to run accounts, pages, groups, and websites on behalf of Pastor Bob Joyce or on behalf of Household of Faith Church. Genuinely supporting Pastor Bob Joyce should not involve copying his videos or manipulating his message. Please share the original YouTube links.

What about this other group or account that has Pastor Bob Joyce’s name on it?

Pastor Bob Joyce does not run any private Facebook groups or any online groups where admission approval is required, and he never sends private messages requesting money on any app or website. Pastor Bob Joyce does not have a Telegram account and has not authorized any Telegram groups which are using his name or the name of the church. Pastor Bob Joyce does not have a TikTok account and has not authorized any TikTok accounts which may be using his name or the name of the church. Pastor Bob Joyce does not have a Whatsapp account and has not authorized any Whatsapp accounts which may be using his name or the name of the church. Pastor Bob does not use any of the other social media programs despite many of those apps having accounts using his name. If you want to report a concern, send an email to the internet ministry administration team for review.

How will I know if something online is unauthorized?

If you are a member of an online group or watching a video on another YouTube channel which actively turns the attention away from Pastor Bob Joyce’s message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially while using Bob’s name and his videos, it is most likely unauthorized. We pray that those who are changing Pastor Bob Joyce’s message of the gospel of Jesus Christ will stop confusing, misdirecting, and harming others. If you are in doubt, the official website is all that is needed to find each week’s sermons, songs, and announcements. If you only want to check one official YouTube channel for the newest authorized videos, it is The official Facebook group is All the other Facebook groups using Pastor Bob Joyce’s name or the Household of Faith name are not the official group for Pastor Bob Joyce. If you want to see the official music and sermon videos prior to August 2022, John Cook’s YouTube channel is the authorized channel from 2011 through July 2022.

Is this request for money legitimate? It sounds so sincere!

Multiple reports of money being requested or sent to people claiming to be Pastor Bob Joyce, pretending to represent Household of Faith Church, or promoting purposes that appear to have Pastor Bob Joyce’s approval have resulted in pain, loss, and anger when it is clear that Pastor Bob Joyce was not involved in any way. Pastor Bob does not send private messages requesting money. Pastor Bob does not use nicknames or secret accounts to reach out to people privately for conversation or money. Those which have been reported to us are dishonest people. If you have been contacted online by someone requesting money for Pastor Bob Joyce or the Household of Faith Church, send an email to the internet ministry administration team to investigate. Legitimate donations may be sent at

Why did a comment or post get deleted?

Some comments and posts on official pages are automatically blocked when they contain references to unknown content, such as links to other videos, websites, products, or payment systems. For example, YouTube allows comments to appear as if they have posted for the comment author, but the comment may be automatically blocked by YouTube before it is seen by an administrator or any other users. Even links to in the comments are blocked by YouTube. Administrators do not see comments which are automatically blocked. Rude or vulgar comments which are not blocked will be deleted when seen by administrators. Discussion of topics which are unrelated to Pastor Bob Joyce’s ministry may be deleted because they distract from the purpose of the group. In the authorized Facebook group, posts which should be deleted will be deleted once they are seen by an administrator.

Why didn’t a comment or post get deleted?

There are dozens of online groups and social media accounts which falsely appear to belong to Pastor Bob Joyce or the Household of Faith Church, using the name, but these accounts are not authorized by Pastor Bob Joyce. These unauthorized groups and accounts promote names, topics, videos, and discussions which are not approved by Pastor Bob Joyce and actively distract from his message. There is no one willing to delete the problem comments in these unauthorized groups to bring the focus back to Pastor Bob Joyce’s ministry for Jesus Christ.

Does Pastor Bob Joyce see all the comments and questions online? Why didn’t I get a response?

At last count, there were more than 100,000 members and subscribers to YouTube channels and Facebook groups focused upon Pastor Bob Joyce. Hundreds of new posts and comments are made daily in many places online. It is not possible for all comments in every social media group, page, post, video, or discussion online to be seen and read by Pastor Bob Joyce, particularly for groups which have no connection to him or the local church congregation. Additionally, Pastor Bob Joyce has not personally approved every post in any group which he is a member. He does not spend large portions of his days and nights online. No offense is meant, nor is any rudeness intended when online comments, prayer requests, and questions do not receive a response.

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