First Church of God Leadership
First Church of God is blessed to have a pastor who is truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following is a brief bio of our pastor and his qualifications for ministry.
Brother Josh was appointed to serve as First Church of God's Senior Pastor in the fall of 2012. Prior to that, he served as Senior Pastor of Scotland Church of God in Carthage, Missouri.
The attributes that best describe Brother Josh as a pastor are compassionate preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like First Church of God where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Brother Josh takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on Bible study.
He attended Mid-America Christian University where he majored in Pastoral Ministries and Bible Theology. He finished his undergraduate work there with a Bachelors of Science.
Brother Josh is happily married to his wife, Crystal. They have three children.