Joel Cline Harbinson was born February 18, 1954. He is the son of the late Rev. Cline W. Harbinson (1912-1987) and Madeline Campbell Harbinson (1916-2005) and and is the father of two sons, Justin born July 28, 1985 and Jarrett born April 11, 1987. Joel is married to Connie Barrett Harbinson and is the step-father of Alexandria Brinkley Corbett. In the past, Joel has served as both a Deacon and an Elder in the Taylorsville Presbyterian Church. Connie is a 2007 graduate of Catawba Valley Community College with High Honors, a 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene with Distinction, and a 2012 graduate of A.T. Still University with a Master's in Public Health. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist. Justin is a 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in English with Highest Honors in Creative Writing and a 2010 graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He is a high school English Teacher. Alexandria is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Psychology. Jarrett received a certificate from Alexander Central High School in 2009 having been educated from the TEACCH model for autistic students, which center is located in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Medicine.