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 cultivating a beautiful life. 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 the spiritual life and creative work of artists in the Church. We hold Grove Gathering and Getaway artist retreats with artists from all walks of life. We also offer all kind of free and paid online classes. You can learn more about Grove Online Classes here.
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, producer, and president of the Congo Reform Association, a new non-profit dedicated to media advocacy in the Eastern Congo. 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.
I live with my 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 & Media website.
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