Board of Directors

Joy Dodd


Joy is an ordained minister with a Bachelor of Divinity degree and has been a missionary since 2008. She has many years of experience in business management, church leadership, and children’s ministry.

Joy grew up in Pomona, CA, and began ministry at the age of 12, teaching Sunday School at Pomona Foursquare Church.  She became a Youth Leader at church and began a Christian Club on the campus at Pomona High School.

Later, she moved to Oregon, where she received her AA degree at Chemeketa Community College and went on to a BA in Business Management.  While in College, she was the President of the Christian Club and Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, while serving as Student Senator and then Student Body President.  While in Oregon, she served a local church as Youth Director and later served another church as a worship team member, Children’s Pastor, and Children’s Ministry Director.

Joy was transferred to Jacksonville, FL by her employer, State Farm Insurance, in 2004.  Joy quickly planted herself at a local church and began ministering in the Single’s Ministry, Prison Ministry, and other various ministries of the church.  Joy left her management position at State Farm Insurance after more than 10 years of service in 2008 to pursue the call to full-time missionary service.

Her mission adventures have taken her to Mexico, Guatemala, and India. Presently, she is serving full-time in Honduras since January 2011. After more than six years on the mainland of Honduras, God called Joy to the Bay Islands of Honduras. She is currently residing on the largest of the Bay Islands, 40 miles north of the Honduran mainland in the Caribbean Sea. View Our Missionaries

Jen Cook

Vice President/Co-Founder

Jennifer (Jen) Cook is originally from the Harrisburg, PA area. She entered ministry/missions in 2001 and has served in various countries within the nations of Asia, Central America and even the US. Prior to missions, she graduated from college (1991) and practiced ten years in a medical field profession.  In the fall of 2002, she entered undergraduate studies and graduated summa cum laude in Religious Education. That fall, she traveled to the Philippine Islands for her first short-term mission trip with her initial mission’s sending agency. After Asia, she trained in and later served from the Petén, Guatemala region and later in North FL for several years managing a Short-Term Trip’s office. Presently, she is serving with Joy To The Nations International, Inc. (JTTN) since 2012 as Vice-President and Co-founder, a board member and also as a Missionary. Her Ministry Associate, Joy Dodd, and she served in the San Pedro Sula area of Honduras for roughly seven years before transferring to Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras in 2017. Her present ministry assignment since April 2023, is the US south where she will be working full-time in ministry as a bridger of the gap between the US and the nations of the world.

The vision for service has been and remains to: bring souls into the Kingdom of God; to demonstrate to the nations, through the Love of God, that they are not forgotten, they are not abandoned, but are called to be children of God and are loved by the Body of Jesus Christ; to raise up a new generation with extraordinary faith to believe that God can change nations through them; and to raise up fathers and mothers of faith, building the Kingdom through discipleship, thereby making them “Fishers of Men.”

Jen is excited to see people come to know Jesus, mature in His Word and labor to this end in various and unique ways with our gifted JTTN team. Please prayerfully consider connecting Today with the Joy, the Blessing and the Eternal Reward of Being an Expression of Christ to the Nation of Honduras through JTTN and Jen and in turn, be Blessed by the Spiritual Fruit that will be credited to your Eternal Account in Heaven! View Our Missionaries

Lisa Michael


Lisa Michael is originally from La Mesa, California. In 1976, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Her occupation for over 20 years has been mortgage underwriting. In 1995, she relocated to Jacksonville, Florida for a career opportunity with another mortgage lender.

Lisa has always had a heart for missionaries. While living in Jacksonville, Florida, she became a leader and senior Elder in a church that ministers deliverance. Even though she was not called to be a missionary, she did, however, begin her own ministry that she named, “The Master’s Design” for Market Place Ministries. The vision was to take teams to workplaces and pray exclusively for owners’ businesses. The time for this kind of ministry was usually done after business hours, where employees were welcomed to be present and receive prayer also.

In December of 2023, at retirement age, Lisa and her family relocated to the Tulsa, Ok area in order to continue following God’s call on her life. She believes that her personal retirement years will look very different from what the world’s definition of retirement has always been.

Lisa listens regularly for God’s direction and is very excited to witness what He will unfold for her in the coming months of the 2024 year.

Joy To The Nations is blessed to have her on the Board of Directors as Board Treasurer and. welcomes her skill set and willingness to serve, working with numbers, speed sheets and more.

Debra Wilson


Deb Wilson describes herself as, “an ordinary woman, serving an extraordinary God.” She was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she currently resides. For years, Deb dreamed of being in full-time ministry as a Christian author and speaker. After a rewarding career in Marketing and Public Relations at the prestigious Nemours Children’s Specialty Care clinic in Jacksonville, she retired in December 2014, to follow that dream.

Deb believes her destiny is to encourage and mentor other women with life changing, Biblical based teaching designed to spur women to grow spiritually and embrace their God-given purpose and destiny.

Deb is always looking for new ways to use the gifts and talents God has given her to inspire others. She offers free audio conferences, proudly serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations, leads small group studies through her local church, participates in jail ministry, hospital and nursing home ministry and volunteers with Sack of Love Ministries and The DEMP Project to serve the hurting in her community.

View Debra’s other ministry at : DebWilsonMinistries.orq

Don Lynn

Don Lynn has served on our board since the inception of Joy to the Nations. Having a heart for missions, he and his wife Deborah, moved to Honduras in 2016 to plant a church. They lived there for over 5 years and the church they planted continues to grow and impact the city of San Pedro Sula.
They are currently living in their hometown of Coeur d’Alene, ID where Don serves as an elder at Heart of the City Church. He also serves as a non-staff pastor and preaches from time to time. They know that their call as missionaries is for life and they are planning on moving to England in 2025 to continue to share the Gospel to England and beyond.


Jeff Jones


My name is Jeffrey Jones. I graduated from the University of North Florida with an Accounting degree and have worked in several different Accounting positions throughout my career.

I have traveled overseas on more than one occasion and have seen the mission field first- hand. It is apparent that what we have in the United States is not the standard around the world. We are truly blessed and I believe that everyone should leave the country at least once to realize that very thing.

It truly takes the whole Body of Christ to fulfill His plans for our lives. I have never had one true area of ministry per se that I ever felt called to, but have served where it was needed. To this day, no matter what size part that I may play, even if that is mostly behind the scenes helping others reach their calling, I truly find fulfillment in assisting people reach God’s potential for their lives. We come across a lot of people in a lifetime. And if I can make some aspect of yours just a little easier, then I feel that I have done my part.