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.”
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