Kosly Joseph dreamed of becoming an airline pilot as a boy. He began working toward that goal as a high school student, taking flying lessons. He completed a bachelor’s degree in aviation administration at the State University of New York at Farmingdale and earned a private pilot’s license in 1999. By that fall, he was training to become an air traffic controller, guiding pilots in and out of JFK airport in New York City and then Albany airport in Upstate New York. He loved it!
God, however, had other plans. When given an ultimatum to work on Sabbath or lose his job, he chose to follow God. His path wound through a variety of positions from teaching at ITT Technical Institute to boarding and loading and guiding planes on the ground as customer service representative for Continental Airlines to working as a Mac Genius, repairing computers, iPhones and more. You’ll find he is still Apple loyal. All were enjoyable, but God was just getting started.
In 2010, he followed God’s prompting to move with his wife, Michele, to Berrien Springs, MI, to attend Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. He graduated with a master’s of divinity degree in 2013. He served as student pastor at the Fairhaven Church in Flint, MI. Then Pastor of the French American Church 2014-2015, before joining pastoral staff at the Takoma Park SDA Church 2016-2018, where he served as Pastor of Communication and Church development. . Today, he is the pastor of the Charlottesville SDA Church and the Harrisonburg SDA Church.