Joe Durso was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York; he was saved in 1967 through an evangelist who preached the Gospel with power. He graduated from Elohim Bible Institute and Trinity Theological Seminary. He founded and directed 'Teens Under Fire', a drug awareness program that brought the Gospel into public High and Middle schools of Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties. For 50 years his passion for the love of Christ, fear for the lost, and desire to disciple the brethren has grown by the grace of God. Joe currently resides in Maryland with his wife Jean.