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Joseph M. Krol biography: 13 things about ex-pastor from Dawson, Illinois


Joseph “Joey” M. Krol is a white man from Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Joseph M. Krol (©Macon County Jail)
Joseph M. Krol (©Macon County Jail)
  1. He lives in Dawson, Illinois. (a)(b)
  2. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Christian counseling from Calvary Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. (a)
  3. From February 2004 to February 2010, he worked for WIBI Radio as the director of creative services. (a)
  4. From February 2010 to July 2011, he worked for New Day Family Counseling in Farmer City, Illinois as the executive director. From February 2010 to March 2012, he was an associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Farmer City. (a)
  5. In April 2010, he joined Great News Radio in Champaign, Illinois as a programming consultant. (a)
  6. In 2011, he graduated from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan, USA where he earned his master’s degree in clinical Christian counseling. (a)
  7. From March 2012 to October 2013, he worked for CollegePlus as a life coach. From March 2012 to August 2016, he was an associate pastor at South Tower Community Church. (a)
  8. In February 2013, he joined the management team of the WLUJ Family of Stations in Springfield, Illinois. (a)
  9. In 2014, he earned his Ph.D. in biblical studies from Colorado Theological Seminary in The Villages, Florida. (a)
  10. In September 2016, he joined Galilee Baptist Church in Decatur, Illinois as a senior pastor. (a)(b)
  11. He was accused of contacting a girl, then 15, from Oreana, Illinois and sending her sexually inappropriate Snapchat messages. He allegedly told her he could bring her a gift and could sneak out while everyone was asleep and come over. The girl and her family had been Galilee Baptist Church members. On October 7, 2021, the girl told her mother about their conversations. (b)
  12. On October 15, 2021, Macon County sheriff’s deputies searched his home in Dawson and arrested him. He was booked into the Macon County Jail in Decatur. His bond was set at $75,000. He appeared in court on October 16, 2021. (b)
  13. He was 36 years old and a pastor at Rochester First Baptist Church in Rochester, Illinois when he was arrested on October 15, 2021. The church suspended him after his arrest. (b)


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