Bill was born in August of 1952 in Wakefield, Michigan to born-again parents and accepted Christ at the age of 11. The call to the ministry came during his senior year at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. The time to pursue the calling, however, was not to come until two years later.
Upon graduation from Northern Michigan University with a B.S. Degree in Marketing, after having previously earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Michigan, Bill was hired by the Woolworth Company to be an assistant manager in their management-training program. While working for Woolworth’s in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and attending Stevens Point Assembly of God, Bill met his wife to be, Beth, at church. One month after their wedding, Bill was transferred to the Woolworth store in Escanaba, Michigan. After living in Escanaba for a year and ministering in the local church in various capacities, the Lord clearly said now is the time to pursue the calling to the ministry.
The Juoni’s then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Bill attended North Central Bible College and graduated in 1978 with a B.S. Degree in Pastoral Studies. Immediately upon graduation, Bill became the Senior Pastor at New York Mills Assembly of God in New York Mills, Minnesota. In the eight years they pastored there, the Juoni’s saw people; saved, baptized in the Holy Spirit, grow in maturity, and the church grow numerically. This led to a building program of expanding and remodeling the church.
After pastoring eight years at New York Mills Assembly of God, the Lord led the Juoni’s to Whitewater, Wisconsin where Bill became the Senior Pastor of Whitewater Assembly of God. They served there for 12 years as Senior Pastor and again saw souls saved and people baptized in the Holy Spirit. Also, during this time a greater passion and burden for missions developed and they began taking missions trips and encouraged participation in District missions trips. During this time they led missions trips and ministered in Jamaica twice, Mexico once, and took several trips to the inner cities of Chicago and Milwaukee. After 20 continuous years of serving as Senior Pastor, the Lord called the Juoni’s into the ministry of an evangelist in 1998.
Beth, born and raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, was also raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age. God has gifted and blessed Beth with musical talents and abilities. She has sang on radio and television as well as done specials in church and been part of several music groups. She also plays the keyboard and piano and leads worship when needed.
The Juoni's have two grown sons, Michael and Andrew.
Resources & Information
My Neighbor Is Who?
While driving around my town recently, I happened to drive by a Muslim school and mosque. I couldn't believe that I had not noticed such a thing before and wondered...
The Hope Diamond
As my family and I walked around the Smithsonian Museum several years ago, we ran into a crowd of people standing in line to look at something. We had already walked through the gem and jewelry section...
The Changing Face of Evangelism
Evangelism in America in 2008 doesn't conjure up images of Billy Sunday, or even Billy Graham. Like a lot of other popular forms of mass communication - movie musicals, TV Westerns and competing city newspapers, to name a few - crusade evangelists aren't as prevalent or widely known as before.