JOSEPH CAIN, Resident Shepherd

During the summer of 2012, while pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Christian Counseling, Joe Cain was led to serve YFC Chesapeake Region.

Having dedicated his life to Christ at the age of 21, Joe spent the next 20 years serving people with intellectual disabilities. During his career, he helped establish several group homes and was a supervisor of a day program for individuals with autism.

Joe’s heart for people is rooted in his love of God and family. He and his wife, Rachel, are raising four children. Their oldest son, Jarred, is studying Youth Ministry at Cairn University, followed by Trinity in junior high, and Nicholas and Sarah, both in elementary school. Rachel is a stay at home mom and serves others through her social media ministry, “Caring, Sharing and Praying for People, God’s Way.” Former foster parents to several youth, Joe and Rachel recognize the value of love and consistency in a young person’s life.

The Lord has given Joe a vision to reach every youth in the Chesapeake region with the gospel and connect them to local Churches where they can be discipled. The message YFC seeks to convey to youth is that Christ is deeply concerned for them in every aspect of their life and, so are we as His Church. 


1 Corinthians 9:19-23

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.  To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under  the Law, as under  the Law though not being myself under  the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law; to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law.  To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.  I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.  (NASB)