Hello, my name is Joseph Costa. I am happily married to my devoted wife, Bernadette, since 1982. We have two lovely daughters, Jennifer and Emily.
Prior to becoming a full-time Pastor, I worked in New York City for 20 years as a sales executive/principal for a very successful temporary employment service.
In 1994, I was ordained a minister in Brooklyn, NY where I served as Associate Pastor for seven years. In September of 1996, the Blessed Hope Baptist Church of Long Island was started in my home. By the end of 1999, we moved to our current Long Island location in Coram, NY.
I hold a Bachelors Degree of Divinity, a Masters Degree in Theology, and a Doctorate in Theology from The Blue Ridge Bible Institute of North Carolina. I enjoy spending time with my family recreationally, and they are also a great help to me in the ministry. I offer individual and family counseling to help others achieve the same degree of joy I’ve experienced in my home. Won’t you come and visit?