Letter from the Publisher

My father passed on January 20, 2018, at the age of 83. He was with his loved ones. I infinitely appreciate all of the support and love I’ve received from countless friends and loved ones. Please pray for my family during this time.

Everything I know about God and parenting, my father taught me. Growing up, he used to make me go to church every single Sunday. Like most kids, I thought it was stupid at the time and would’ve preferred to play outside with friends. Looking back, I am grateful. My father taught me to bend a child’s will, but not to break their spirit. He passed on many great qualities to all of his children; I can never measure up to the man he was. He fought the good fight.

He is with his wife Glenda Menslage in Heaven now. I know that he is no longer suffering, but unfortunately that doesn’t make it any easier.

Back in October 1998, when my mother passed away, my father shared with me something that I carry with me to this day: “At the end of the day son, all that we have left are memories.” What memories and legacy are you leaving behind for your kids?

As a parent, I have made many mistakes. I am a single, widowed father of four children, and every step of the way was met with difficulties and tribulations. Yet despite my shortcomings, I can say one thing with certainty; my children are loved, and I have tried to lay a strong foundation in their lives with Christ being the cornerstone.

I pray that when it’s my turn to leave this world, my children will be able to pencil in words similar to the ones I used to describe my dad.

Joseph R. Menslage
Fort Bend Christian Magazine

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.