About Joel Comiskey Group

JCG is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to helping complete the great commission in this century by providing resources and coaching to plant new cell churches and transition existing churches to cell-based ministry. In 2002, Joel Comiskey and Ross Lindsay, a tax lawyer who took Comiskey’s cell church course at Columbia International University, saw the need for a non-profit cell church organization and began the process of making it a reality. Along with Dr. Lindsay, Rob Campbell and Steve Cordle joined the team in 2003. In 2008 JCG welcomed Jeff Tunnell and Mario Vega to form part of the JCG team. Some key goals of JCG is to:

  • Establish a first-class web presence
  • Start a publishing arm called CCS Publishing
  • Offer cell coaching to pastors
  • Support cell churches and cell church pastors in poorer, developing countries through sending short-term mission groups as well as cell church consultants and trainers

If you’d like to contribute financially to JCG press the “Donate” button below or click here for information about how to send a check or wire money. If you’re interested in publishing one of the CCS Publishing Books in another language, click here.

Joel Comiskey

Joel Comiskey (Ph.D. Fuller Seminary) is an internationally recognized cell church coach and consultant. Joel has written best selling books on the worldwide cell group movement. He served as a missionary with the C&MA in Quito, Ecuador, planted a cell church in Southern California, and now coaches pastors in cell-based ministry. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at Tozer Theological Seminary. Joel and his wife, Celyce, have three daughters and live in Moreno Valley , California. Check out Comiskey’s web site, resume, or doctrinal statement.

Mario Vega

Mario Vega is senior pastor of the Elim Church, located in San Salvador and one of the largest churches in the world. Mario Vega is also the principal leader of the international Elim movement which has spawned approximately 125 churches around the world. Mario is the author of several books. He lives in San Salvador, El Salvador. The church’s website is: www.elim.org.sv

Rob Campbell

Dr. Rob Campbell is the founding pastor of a non-denominational church called Cypress Creek Church with two campuses in Wimberley, Texas, and San Marcos, Texas (www.cypresscreekchurch.com). He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Pastor Rob recently turned  CCC over to another pastor. He is now a fund developer with several organizations while continuing to serve at CCC.

Steve Cordle

Dr. Steve Cordle is the founding pastor of Crossroads United Methodist Church, a growing cell church near Pittsburgh. Steve is the author of several books, including The Church in Many Houses, which talks about the principles necessary to grow a healthy cell church. Steve wrote his doctoral dissertation on small group ministry and specifically in the area of coaching. http://www.crossroadsumc.org/

Jeff Tunnell

Jeff Tunnell is Pastor Emeritus at Big Bear Christian Center, a  church located in a mountain community of 5700 (24 000 in the surrounding area). In 2013 he completed a 3-year pastoral leadership transition by setting in Rob Hastings as the Lead Pastor. Jeff now teaches and mentors families in Big Bear, California.

Celyce Comiskey

Celyce Comiskey earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Masters in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care (BIOLA University). Celyce and Joel were missionaries with the Christian and Missionary Alliance for eleven years in Ecuador. She is now a spiritual director to women, while continuing to travel with Joel.