About Joey O’Connor

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My name is Joey O’Connor and this is my blog about art, life, and faith. I write about the writing life, art, creativity, relationships, and how to grow closer to God. Consider this my writing palette. I hope you’ll be encouraged in some small way. If I can answer any questions, I’d love to hear from you.

Here’s a little bit more about me…

I’m the founder and Executive Director of The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, a ministry dedicated to cultivating, connecting, and creating the Story of God in people’s lives. We hold evening & weekend gatherings with artists from all walks of life. Our work is focused on developing the spiritual formation and creative vision of artists.

Here on Art, Life & Faith, I offers my thoughts and reflections as a screenwriter, author, pastor, speaker, retreat leader and husband/dad. On the writing side, I’ve written nineteen books for couples, parents and young adults. Here,  you’ll find my recommendations on the writing books I love, the life of an artist, thoughts on creativity, relationships, walking with God, and inspiring stories about people who work hard to hone their artistic craft.

I’m also a screenwriter and producer. I produced the award-winning short-film series, Unthinkable: The Scott Rigsby Story, the first double-amputee to complete the Hawaiian Ironman in Kona. With my brother-in-law, Ken Straw, we’ve written an award-winning screenplay that’s currently in development with Last Chance Productions.

I live with my wonderful wife and four children in San Clemente, California.

For more info about The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, please visit The Grove Center for the Arts & Mediawebsite.

You can also follow me on these sites:

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Joey’s Author Page on Goodreads (I’m a huge fan of Goodreads and hope to interact with you more there!)

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, snarky or off-topic.

  • joeacast

    I have really enjoyed your blog, thanks for taking the time to keep it current and engage life and culture. I wanted you to know that “Unthinkable” had a profound impact on my life, and I have purchased and used that video repeatedly in working with students. What a tremendous story, and a real tribute to God’s grace. I referenced Scott and your movie in my first book — thanks for producing such a quality film.

    • https://profiles.google.com/107350086208954629499 Joey O’Connor

      Thanks Joe for your encouraging words and I’m so glad you enjoyed Unthinkable. Scott continues to be a close friend and brother. He is helping so many wounded warriors and people with limb loss.

      He’s a great example of God working in a person to do ‘far more than we can ask or imagine.’

      Tell me about your book…I’d love to hear more!

    • Joey O’Connor

      Thanks Joe for your encouraging words and I’m so glad you enjoyed
      Unthinkable. Scott continues to be a close friend and brother. He is
      helping so many wounded warriors and people with limb loss.

      He’s a great example of God working in a person to do ‘far more than we can ask or imagine.’

      Tell me about your book…I’d love to hear more!