Joy was born and raised in Guttenberg, New Jersey and is one of eight children. Married to Jim Pinto for twenty nine years; they are blessed with four children and eight grandchildren. Residing in Fairfield, Alabama for twenty six years, the Pintos seek to incarnate the love of Jesus Christ to their predominately African American neighbors. Joy is an advocate for quality education, care for the poor, the unborn and women in crisis.  

Joy’s extension of Christ’s love flows from a deep intimacy with God as revealed through the Scriptures, Holy Spirit, and Sacraments of the Church.  She is a gifted communicator and teacher who has passionately and joyfully proclaimed the Gospel of Life throughout the Country.  Joy is one of the founding lay members of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life-Lay Association.

Joy is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Bessemer, Alabama, where she has served in numerous capacities, including, parish administrator. A Pastoral Associate of Sanctity of Life Ministries, her gifts of teaching are extended through dynamic presentations, retreats, and prayer counseling. 

Joy is a cancer survivor and is learning joy in the midst of suffering.  It has been a difficult journey, but one she would not have missed for anything. With the depth of her faith strengthened, she is more in love with her grooms, Jesus and Jim. Joy is a Christian optimist and lives in the assurance that, the best is yet to come!

 You may reach Joy at 205.256.0746 ext. 30 or 205.923.8796
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