About Joe


In 2008, Joe and his close friend the Hall of Fame Soccer Star Kyle Rote, Jr. began the original In The Zone national men’s ministry. The ministry has been hosted 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.”

Dr. Joe Pettigrew is regarded as one of America’s most knowledgable 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 180 of today’s Fortune 500 companies.

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, FRAGILE—Handle With Respect. 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.

What They are saying.......

Chris Mortensen, ESPN INSIDER

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

ESPN Insider

Pastor 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.


Pastor Ken Whitten

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


Coach Tom Osborne

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

Legendary Coach

Allen Houston, NBA SuperStar

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

NBA AllStar


They challenged me to be a better man of Christ.

American Family Radio

To book Joe

Drop us a line!

In The Zone -- Daily Huddle

Nacogdoches, TX 75961, USA

(901) 831-1101

Our Partners