Pastor + Communicator + Leadership Developer

Joel Bagnall

Starting from humble beginnings in the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, Joel Bagnall "fell into" Youth Ministry while pursuing a fledgling music career. After some powerful encounters with God, Joel found himself on a leadership journey over the next 10 years which eventually resulted in him running one of the most significant Youth Ministries in his home state of Queensland. This journey spanned all the way from pioneering a grassroots schools ministry to developing a Citywide multi-site youth ministry and a Statewide outreach movement seeing thousands of decisions for Christ.

Having been "believed in and raised" by leaders himself, Joel has a passion to see the raising of young and aspiring leaders impact the Globe through the "local church", especially in the region of Europe.  


A passionate communicator with a strong prophetic edge, the hallmark of Joel's ministry is a real and authentic desire to see the power of God change and shape people's lives. Using humor and an easy relatability, Joel brings clear and faith-filled insights from the Word of God. He firmly believes that people don't just change through skillful preaching and pastoring but through encountering the presence of God.


Now based in Copenhagen Denmark with his beautiful wife, Helena, and two sons Mattias and Elliot, they are passionately building "Lift Leaders" and serving on team at Københavns & Lyngby Frikirke.

Lift Leaders is ministry of Københavns Frikirke www.kbhfrikirke.dk.