Apostle Joseph Hobbs was born November 19, 1958, along with a twin-sister Josephine. His proud parents were the late Unity Cheney-Hobbs and the late Bornest Hobbs. He is the sixth of seven children born to this union. He was married to the former Brenda F. Gould on July 11, 1981. They were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Danielle Faye Hobbs, born on January 12, 1994.
The Reverend Hobbs is a native Detroiter who graduated with honors from Chadsey High School in 1976. He then traveled to Dallas, Texas to attend Bishop College where he majored in religion and philosophy. Apostle Hobbs was conferred the degree of Doctor of Theology from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology in September 2002.
He has a special concern and deeply held commitment to helping the youth of the community. He established the Eastern Star Community Action Program for Education (E.S.C.A.P.E.), specifically to assist in the Education of youth between the ages of five and eighteen. He has created a special "Hallelujah Night" on October 31st to replace the usual Halloween activities and to provide a safe and enjoyable celebration for young people.