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 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.

You can also follow me and The Grove on these sites:

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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!