Joe Washington

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Position: Evangel Christian School Superintendent

Spouse: Youlanda Washington

Children: Joe III and Kevin

Education: Master’s degree in counseling

Evangel Staff Q&A


What is your favorite movie?
“Rocky III.”

What is your favorite dessert?
Banana pudding.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Red lobster.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
I was the leading scorer in the state in high school football.

If you could anywhere in the world where would you go?
Venice, Italy.

Who would you like to go to dinner with?
Sylvester Stallone because I have used many of his movie clips and music for many years to motivate myself and my athletes.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Life is a little bit like wrestling an alligator. You don’t quit when you get tired. You quit when the alligator gets tired.”

What chore do you hate doing?
I just do them all.

Do you have any hobbies?
Writing poetry, fishing and dancing.

What would you do with $5 million?
Pay my tithe, give my sons $1 million each, bless my family and my wife’s family. Buy a new car for my wife and me.

Who is your favorite author?
Pastor Bob Rodgers.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Bought a suit.

What is your favorite scripture?
Isaiah 43:1-2: “Fear not for I have redeemed you. I have called you by your name. You are mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, not shall the flame scorch you.

What was the hardest thing you ever accomplished?
Overcoming coaches saying I was too small to play college football and given half a scholarship my first year but received a full scholarship for the next three years.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?
Deep see fishing; ride the world’s largest and longest roller coasters; visit the Seven Wonders of the World.

How long have you been at Evangel?
Since 2003. We heard Pastor Bob speaking on the radio about fasting, so we agreed to fast and visit Evangel to have that corporate support.