Joy Music Ministry

Our History

Welcome: Joy Music Ministry (JMM) is a catalyst for God’s mission through music; a Foundation for building lives, through valuable education and charitable programs.

Joy Music Ministry

Joy Music Ministry(JMM) started in April of 2006.

The ministry has since worked and continues to partner with other individuals to meet the goals of JMM. We have established a charitable foundation called Joy Foundation to help further the work that the ministry is engaged with. The Foundation through donations, members contributions, and voluntary services, have:

♦ Established it's base in the Minnesota, USA as a channel of support to children in the community.



All around our communities, about 4 out of 10 children are committing suicide as a way of escape from being victims of domestic, mental, neglect and moral abuse. Given what is going on around us, lots of negativities on social media, the pandemic causing children to lose their parents and being left alone not knowing where to turn or go for the right support.
We believe that the little we or anyone can do, will go a long way. This is why Joy Foundation, JMM began hosting the Walk A Mile For A Child event once a year in July. This is intended to create a family-friendly space or platform
that allows children to come together and be celebrated as we take a stand by walking for them. "CHILDREN'S DAY" it's all about them.

Kids at the walk, connect with others, play different games/challenges and win prizes; they also get free snacks to eat. We have volunteers who we call life coaches that are available during the WALK to support the children with counseling, prayers or just being a listening ear.
We connect with networks of individuals or organizations for sponsorship and resources to help us serve these children at the WALK Event.


Everywhere you look, there are homeless people and sometimes parents with children by the roadside and in the street looking for help. Some of them are not in the street because of something they have done; but because of circumstances beyond their control. Knowing that the Minnesota weather during the winter is very brutal, this is why we lend a helping hand because they are human just like us.
In December of every year,
Our team members collect and donate winter-like items and food to the homeless in the Twin Cities area.


♦ Formulated an educational scholarship program to acquire resources for village children in Africa.

♦ Established a charitable program that distributes food, toys, clothes and other charitable items to village children in Liberia West Africa since 2012

♦ Built an Elementary school in Zorkulewein village in Liberia, West Africa that now serves ten (10) other villages. The children attends school free and the Joy Foundation pays the teachers to stay in the village and teach the children.

As we advance, it is our vision to work on more projects through which, hope can be brought to the hopeless.

Our Core Values

JMM values our Faith, Credibility and Discipleship.

FAITH : We believe in God The Father, Jesus Christ Our Redeemer, and Holy Ghost our comforter and Guide.

CREDIBILITY : We shall transparently strive for the advancement of God’s Kingdom by upholding His divine principles at all times.

DISCIPLESHIP : We further engage to do as God has commissioned us in Matthew 28:19-20, to teach and make disciples.

Meet Our Team


Min. Linder M. Konneh
Founder & Executive Director

Min. Linder M. Konneh

Min. Linder M. Konneh, a native of Liberia (West Africa), is a woman of praise. She began her singing in a Sunday schools in Liberia at the age of eight (8). She is a song writer and a praise and worship minister.

She has led many choirs, beginning with the Grace Baptist Church Choir in Liberia in 1987, and transition to the Refuge Baptist Church Choir in 1998 in Ghana, she is now working with the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Choir in the United States. The Lord brought her to a different level when she directed and lead the Reinhard Bonnke Crusade Choir, which was held in Liberia in 1998.

Linder released her first album titled "Rise up Again" in August of 2008. She was awarded the Best Performing Artist Award in 2009 by the Eagle Association of Pennsylvania USA. She is now a two time Artist of the Year award winner by FOLGA Convention (Fellowship of Liberian Gospel Artists) in Minnesota for which she served as Vice President for two years, and (LIGU) The Liberian Gospel Union doing its 2014 Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She is a minister that has been a great blessing to many. Linder having worked with many other artists and other organizations, performed at the Luther Seminary global celebration on May 7th 2015.

Linder released her first single ("I Believe in Miracle")on September 27th, along with two new projects/albums "I See Angels" and "I'm Better" during a charity fundraising concert to benefit a foundation funded in her parents' honor, having lost them both to untimely deaths.(Joy Music Ministry & Foundations) in Africa.

Pastor Venus G. Kemoon
Chairperson Board of Directors

Pastor Venus G. Kemoon

My name is Pastor Venus G Kemoon; Chairperson of the Board of directors for Joy Foundation, Joy Music Ministry Inc.
I am excited to serve on the team of Joy Foundation. This is a privilege for me to stand with our children in our community and also help impact knowledge, care and hope to a less fortunate generation in my country, Liberia. We believe that no child should be deny free education and support in diverse situations.

Carlinda Lewis
Board Member

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Sis. Gudrun "Goody" Gates
Administrative Director

Sis. Gudrun 'Goody' Gates

My name is Goody Gates and I serve as the administrative director of Joy Foundation/ Joy Music Ministry. It is a privilege to serve the children here and in Liberia. When my 4 children were young, I spent many years mentoring youth in our neighborhood, most of which still call me Â?MaÂ?. It is my belief that all children need adults to just listen sometimes and through that listening and subsequent encouragement and direction, their lives can be changed.

When I first heard of the lack of education opportunities and what the children go through just to get to school and get a meal in a day in Liberia, I was shocked.
Also joining the WALK, A MILE FOR A CHILD EVENT held in Minnesota every year, resonated with me.

Joy Foundation, JMM brings children in the community together during this time and takes a stand for them by walking.
Children need to be connected to resources and each other.

Also knowing that Children in Liberia are so excited to have the opportunity to learn! I felt I had to get involved! Every child should have access to free education and a meal to survive.

Bro. Joseph J. Hoff
Director of Finance

Bro. Joseph J. Hoff

Mr. Joseph Hoff Sr. serves as
Director of Finance at Joy Foundation, Joy Music Ministry Inc. He has been with this organization since 2015 and has worked in various capacities over the years with JMM.

Mr. Hoff who also works at Medtronic, has a master’s degree in project management and is dedicated to his service to Joy Foundation, JMM in helping youths in our communities. Mr. Hoff having been a beneficiary of support from a Foreign Mission Board himself to get his early education, is very passionate about helping other underprivileged children who desire to get the support and education they need to become better leaders for tomorrow through JMM mission programs.

We are honored to have Mr. Hoff Sr. on our team as a valuable team player.

Georgette N. Gray
Program & Marketing Director


Mrs. Georgette Nathalie Gray serves as
Program and Marketing Director for Joy Foundation, Joy Music Ministry Inc. She has been with this organization since 2015.

Mrs. Gray is also, a community leader who has in one way or the
other served the Liberian Community for over 25.
years in various capacities.

She has a bachelor's degree in
Organization Management and a master’s in public administration. Mrs. Gray is
currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

She is committed to giving her service through Joy Foundation to help youth in our community, and other underprivileged children; to get the support and education they deserved to become better leaders in the future through JMM mission program.

Mrs. Gray is a vision carrier, and we are honored to have her on our team.

Pastor Sundaygai Scott
Mobilization & Publicity Chairman

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Bro. Syewon S. Weah
Project Manager

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Bro. Edwin Irwin
Board member

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Sis. Aurelia McGill
Education Director (Mission)

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Rev. Richard D. Johnson
JMM Local Team Adviser

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Charles VM. Konneh
Team Leader/Coordinator

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Famatta Hills
Project & Relief Coordinator

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Isaac G. Taweh
Local scholarship coordinator (Gbarpolu County)

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Guillaume Roos
Honorary member / Web Designer

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