“I always loved humor, but the popularity of LarkNews surprised me,” he says. “I didn’t realize how much God and other people like funny stuff. I launched it as a hobby and it promptly consumed my career.”
Joel Kilpatrick is the founder of LarkNews.com and after earning two bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude at U.C. Davis in 1994, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1995 Joel took the editorship of a very small newspaper in northern California and worked as a regional columnist. He then joined the flagship magazine of the Assemblies of God, becoming the youngest member of the editorial staff in its 90-year history, which required this native West-coaster to spend four years in Missouri.
In 2000, Kilpatrick returned to California to be a full-time freelance writer and felt “bothered” by the Holy Spirit to start a satirical website aimed at Christians. After resisting the nudge, he launched LarkNews.com in 2003. It quickly gained a national audience.
If you heard his interview on the radio and want to learn more about Joel and LarkNews, you can check out his website here.