Joshua grew up in the Ozarks and began speaking at church at 15. He studied creative writing and religious studies in college and served as a youth pastor for two years in Cape Girardeau before working in rural Alabama with the CBF-affiliated Student.go.
Through the grassroots organization Sowing Seeds of Hope, he developed a passion for communities afflicted with poverty, addiction, and violence. create has helped Joshua develop his ministry and incorporate it into the community. “Jesus commanded us to love God with our hearts, souls, and minds,” he says, “and the create program is an opportunity to love God with my mind.”
Mabee Challenge Grant
Central Receives Challenge Grant from the Mabee Foundation
The J.E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma has issued a $500,000 challenge grant to Central for housing. The challenge grant means Central has to secure $1,000,000 in new gifts/pledges for the next phase of our capital campaign. Once Central has $1,000,000 in new pledges, the Mabee Foundation will award the $500,000 challenge grant.
The new pledges have to be secured by October 1, 2011.
The housing component of our campaign is flexible housing intended to be used a variety of ways.