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.”
Alum of the Year
Each year at the annual Alumni/ae Association Banquet, Central alumni/ae, nominated by their peers, are honored for their contribution to ministry.
The criteria for a Central Alum of the Year:
- Must be a graduate of Central Baptist Seminary.
- Must have exemplary Christian character.
- Must exhibit some significant contribution to Christian ministry.
- Must have been or presently conducting ministry in a fashion consistent with the purpose of the seminary.
For a list of past recipients, click here.