Joe Baker

Joe Baker is the Founder and CEO of Save the Storks. Born in Montana, Joe grew up in Philadelphia, although he says that his heart has always been in the west. Joe and his wife, Ann, started Save the Storks together before moving to Colorado Springs in 2013. Joe is passionate about taking the Storks team on adventures, and his favorite hobby is exploring the world alongside his 2-year-old son, Samuel Adventure.

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“I’d like to share something that I’ve never told anyone before.” How compassion and vulnerability can change the abortion conversation.

“I’d like to share something that I’ve never told anyone before.” Nearly every time I speak at a church, someone approaches me after the service with some variation of that statement, followed by the story of their abortion. After I shared on a recent Sunday morning, a woman old enough to be my grandmother stepped…

What’s a “Stork” and Why Do We Care About Saving Them?

In the early days of the pro-life movement, activists used confrontational, sometimes angry, often judgmental, and a seemingly uncaring approach that focused on the baby’s right to life. I’m not at all judging the early pioneers of the pro-life movement because the climate of the 70s and 80s was much different than it is now….

So You Think You’re Pro-Life? Check Yourself Against This List…

For a number of years, Save the Storks’ staff and volunteers criss-crossed the country each summer in Stork Buses to share our pro-life message at Christian music festivals and other types of faith-based events. We called it our “Summer Stork Tour.” These events had great bands and speakers, but our favorite thing about these events…

The Pro-Love Movement

In the early days of the pro-life movement, activists used confrontational, sometimes angry, often judgmental, and a seemingly uncaring approach that focused on the baby’s right to life. Time out: I’m not at all judging the early pioneers of the pro-life movement because the climate of the 70’s and 80’s was much different than it…

3 Ways the Pro-Life Movement Has Changed

In our last blog, we talked about the ways we’ve seen the pro-life movement change. In this post, we want to highlight the three most prominent ways the movement has changed. 1) Goals The new pro-life movement is still all about saving the lives of unborn babies. That hasn’t changed at all. But the new…

The New Pro-Life Movement

For a number of years, Save the Storks’ staff and volunteers criss-crossed the country each summer in Stork Buses to share our pro-life message at Christian music festivals and other types of faith-based events. We called it our “Summer Stork Tour.” These events had great bands and speakers, but our favorite thing about these events…

Compassion in Action

A different pro-life ministry Save The Storks is a biblical response to the issue of abortion. Though we cheer on the effort to change laws regarding abortion, we are not a political organization. Our ministry is modeled after the encounter that Jesus had with the Samaritan woman at the well. The fact that Jesus was…

Called to “Suffer With”

As news has traveled around the world of protests, mobs, and violence lately, I’ve thought more and more about Christian compassion and how we respond to tragedy. The protests in Ukraine, reports of earthquakes and tsunamis, and the shooting at Fort Hood all bring to mind how broken the world is. All of creation is…