Josh is a former firefighter turned youth pastor. After 15 years in the fire service, God called Josh to leave his career and devote himself to full-time youth ministry. He now serves as the Associate Pastor: Minister to Students at Salem Baptist Church on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia. Josh has been in youth ministry since 2010. During this time, he has enjoyed opportunities to speak at youth retreats and camps, training students for the spread of the gospel. Josh has witnessed firsthand the fruits from a Holy Spirit driven, gospel advancing focused youth ministry and is passionate about walking alongside other ministries, equipping them to do the same. He has also had the joy of coordinating and cultivating partnerships with other local youth ministries, creating a network of leaders and students eager to gather regularly on mission to make Christ famous. Josh has been married to his lovely wife Racheal since 2002 and has four awesome kiddos; Kyleigh, Caleb, Elisha, and Ezekiel.