About Joe


Dr. Joe Pettigrew is regarded as one of America’s most inspirational authorities on the issues and opportunities facing todays Christian men. As a sought after speaker, he has worked tirelessly to encourage and motivate men to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  

Joe received his Ph.D. in Leadership from the University of Memphis, his Masters in Organizational Management from Murray State University, and his Bachelors of Science from the University of Tennessee.

Joe served as a College Professor and a University Dean prior to starting the Leaderpoint Consulting Group. His company was based in Memphis and provided leadership consulting for more than 200 of today’s Fortune 500 companies and many of the largest healthcare organizations in America.

In 2008, Joe and his close friend Kyle Rote, Jr. began the original national men’s ministry—In The Zone. The ministry has been held in large churches and arenas throughout the country. The events have featured many of the most recognizable Christian men in sports and business today. During the early years of the ministry they were approached by Thomas Nelson Publishers and authored “Living Life In The Zone, A Forty Day Study for Men.”

Joe also shares his faith and ministry as he travels the country speaking in churches. Taking a cue from popular talk shows such as “Pardon the Interruption”, “College Football Game Day” and “NBA Halftime”— a night with Joe produces a night for “anything goes” conversation—discussion, video interviews with celebrity sports stars, and more. The atmosphere is much like a locker room with coaches laying out the big game plan—Living Your Life for Jesus Christ.  It’s just a real guy discussing real issues, facing men today. Men are living in the most stress filed era in our countrys history. You will have fun, worship the Savior and learn how to stay In The Zone.

Joe has spoken to every level athletic teams, large and small churches, men’s groups, marriage retreats, banquets, corporate events, and other venue where the word of God is proclaimed.


Joe has recently finished his newest book, A Marriage Made In Heaven. The book is different for Joe as it is written for women regarding how to help their husbands become the Spiritual Leader of their family. It is scheduled to arrive in bookstores in 2019.

Joe has been married to Trudy for forty-four years. He is the father of three children, and grandfather to five.s been married to Trudy for forty-four years.  He is the father of three children, and grandfather to five.

What They are saying.......

Chris Mortensen

In The Zone was one of the most rewarding experiences in recent years.

ESPN Insider

Ed Young

They will take you further than the locker room and the playing field. They will take you on a real life journey to manhood.


Ken Whitten

They give you and inside look at the lives of some of the greatest Christian men in sports and in business today.


Tom Osborne

You will learn how to do things God’s way instead of man’s way.

Legendary Coach

Allen Houston

They distinguish between God’s idea of manhood and the world’s definition.

NBA AllStar

Tim Wildmon

They challenged me to be a better man of Christ.

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