As young girl Joy was troubled by what she read about God's words to the woman in Genesis 3. So she prayed and asked God to make the passage clear to her in her lifetime. Years later, after completing her studies at Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, she was commissioned as a missionary professor with the EFCA and dedicated 7 years of her life to studying the Hebrew text of Genesis 2-3.
Joy Fleming completed her PhD in Old Testament Theology at the University of Strasbourg, France, and served as Old Testament Professor at the Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de Bangui in French-speaking Africa.
Back in the United States Joy pursued her PsyD at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, and now is a practicing licensed psychologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota.