Joseph W. Park

Managing Partner

Joe leads a team of 38 dedicated Ministry Strategists and support staff at Horizons Stewardship, whose mission is to help churches and faith-based non-profits grow disciples and fund ministry.  The Horizons team has assisted churches in raising over 7 billion dollars in capital funding and uncountable amounts of annual and planned giving.  Joe has consulted and taught extensively on implementation of best practices in generosity, strategic planning and change management.

Prior to joining Horizons in 2002, he served as CEO of Community Financial Group with banking, insurance and investment presences in seven different cities.  He was named one of Arkansas’ Outstanding Business leaders by Arkansas Business Magazine, was a recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award and was selected by the Secretary of the Air Force as a Civilian Leader representative to the Air War College.  The Community Financial Group received the prestigious Arkansas Governor’s award for Most Outstanding Mid-Sized Company for Community Service.

Joe earned a degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University.  Joe and his wife, Rev. Lisa Greenwood, live in Dallas, Texas.

Why Choose Generosity in Times of Uncertainty and Fear?

Why Choose Generosity in Times of Uncertainty and Fear?

There will always be a reason for someone to be afraid of something. It could be financial market volatility, political unrest, health scares, or social complexities. Sometimes all of those combined at once. These circumstances and realities come and go, and they...

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Your Total Contributions Aren’t Telling the Whole Story

Your Total Contributions Aren’t Telling the Whole Story

Is Your Giving Culture Healthy? An increase in total church giving doesn’t necessarily mean you have a healthy giving culture. In fact, your actual contributions are a lagging indicator of your future. Lagging indicators describe what has already happened which means...

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5 Reasons Your Financial Leaders Don’t Give More

5 Reasons Your Financial Leaders Don’t Give More

Many Types of Leaders There are many types of leaders in churches. Some are volunteer leaders, some paid; some are leaders by position, some by influence. There are also Financial Leaders, and they need a connection to you as much as any other group of leaders in the...

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5 Practical Ways to Make Generosity a Priority in 2020

5 Practical Ways to Make Generosity a Priority in 2020

New Opportunities for Generosity Each new year brings with it the opportunity for new beginnings. The courage to let go of the familiar and reach for the possibilities that reside in your future is the key to growth. It’s almost always our unwillingness to let go of...

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A Practical Guide to Year-End Giving for Any Size Church

A Practical Guide to Year-End Giving for Any Size Church

Year-End Giving The last five to 10 days of the calendar year are critical to maximizing the generosity of your church. It may feel like this is the time of year to pull back, slow down on communication, and talk about anything but stewardship. If that's your gut...

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Why Your High-Capacity Donors Aren’t Giving More

Why Your High-Capacity Donors Aren’t Giving More

Every church has high-capacity donors. Depending on the size and location of your church, you may define who qualifies as a high-capacity donor differently. Not only are they already present in your church, it’s also likely they aren’t being inspired to give at their...

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