Pastor Josh is a Tennessee native who has been serving the local church in vocational ministry for over twenty years. He received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and Operational Management from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and both his Masters of Divinity in Evangelism and PH.D. in Missiology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Josh has served the local church mainly as a Lead Pastor replanting and revitalizing churches. Josh comes to Northland from Wheaton, Illinois, where he served as Co-Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, Co-Director of Lausanne North America, and was an adjunct faculty at the Wheaton College Graduate School of Ministry, Mission, and Leadership.
Josh is passionately in love with King Jesus and committed to extending His glory throughout the world by proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel. Josh has a deep love for mobilizing the church to participate in God’s mission.
Josh and his wife, Joannie, have been married for nearly twenty years, and have three children, Caleb, Ellie, and Luke. Josh’s hobbies include golf, drinking coffee, reading and writing, managing chaos, and binge-watching past seasons of the Amazing Race.