About Christipher Joy

Christipher Joy, a native of Austin, Texas, was a former stage and screen actor, scriptwriter, producer and director in Hollywood. Currently he is an Evangelist, writer, scriptwriter, producer and director in God’s kingdom.

1977, Christipher’s name was in lights on theater marquees throughout America, but his soul was in darkness. Jesus Christ saved him in Los Angeles, and Christipher began a new journey with a new love, Jesus Christ; and a new goal — to learn of God’s ways and to serve him as Saviour and Lord.

God called Christipher to preach his Word on April 27, 1979. After much prayer to and assurance from God, Joy accepted God’s call and began an intense study for the ministry under the tutelage of the late Rev. DeArmon Crayton and Pastor E.V. Hill of the Mt. Zion M.B.C. in Los Angeles, CA.

In July, 1982, God chose to place Joy back into the entertainment industry as one of the stars of "The New Odd Couple," an A.B.C. sitcom, with Demond Wilson and Ron Glass. During which time Joy also created the original concept for "Shaping Up," an ABC sitcom, starring Mr. Leslie Nielsen.

In November, 1982, Evangelist Joy began traveling and preaching God’s word. He founded the Love Crusades Evangelistic Ministries, now located in Rialto, CA. LCEM is a ministry that affirms the relevancy of Christian life and service through revivals/crusades, seminars and drama ministries. His ministry expands throughout the world in many American cities, and in London, England, Lisse and Amsterdam, Holland, Bermuda, Israel and Jordan.

Evangelist Joy is a graduate of The World Christian Training Center, The Billy Graham School of Evangelism and "The Basic Christian Principles," class. He continues his learning through seminars and personal Bible study.

He has preached and been interviewed on "Praise The Lord," TBN, and other christian television programs and radio broadcasts.

While in the entertainment industry Joy was nominated for an Emmy for a segment of "Starksy and Hutch," which he co-wrote; he starred in "Up In Smoke," "Cleopatra Jones," "Seven," "The Rookies," "Police Story," "That’s My Mama," "Delvecchio," "Hit Man," and many others. He was the star, co-producer and co-writer of "Big Time," a featured motion picture financed and co-produce by Mr. Smokey Robinson. He also created the series and wrote the pilot story for "My Buddy," an ABC sitcom starring Mr. Redd Foxx, in 1981.

Joy has done leading roles on stage in "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," "The Bathtub Bandicoot," "Right On Brother," "David & Lisa," and "The Toilet." Since 1980, Christipher has written, produced and directed for the stage, "Come Back America," "Seven Deadly Sins," "A Better Way To Celebrate Christmas," "The Blessed Hope Cometh Again, Soon," and "Who Can You Turn To?"

Joy directed original production (1998), T.D. Jakes, "Woman Thou Art Loosed."