Pastor Josh accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was 18 years old. Not long after that he received his calling into full time youth ministry. God has been guiding and stretching him ever since. He grew up in Collinsville, IL, a suburb of St. Louis, MO. He married Colleen on November 15, 2008. They have three children, Ethan, Saoirse and Finn.
Josh graduated from Missouri Baptist University (Mobap) in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education with a youth focus and Religion with a missions focus. He recently began his masters at Mobap in Biblical Counseling. Josh and Colleen actually met at Mobap in Greek class. Colleen graduated from Mobap with a Religion degree and a master’s in Secondary Education. She has been blessed to sub and teach full time in the charter school system in St. Louis, working with many kids who have been and are going through very rough experiences.
Josh is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan. Those are non-negotiable. He also loves Froot Loops, Mike N Ike and Mountain Dew.
Josh has over 15 years of youth and children’s ministry experience. He began his ministry in 2003 as a Jr. High student minister. From that point on, God continued to grow a deep desire in his heart for youth to hear the gospel, accept it, own it and live it out daily. He has had the privilege over the years to minister to hundreds of students and children and most importantly, see God moving in their lives.
He strives to be God’s hands and feet so that the Gospel can radically change our community. He feels privileged and humbled to be a part of the wonderful family at Faith Fellowship Church.
My wife, Emily, and I hail from the regions of Columbus, Indiana. We met in 2012 and Married in 2013 and now have 3 children (Royal, August, Charlotte). We moved to Dickinson, ND right after getting married. There is not much to do there for folks not concerned in mischief, so we learned to let God lead our relationship while living in barren times. Most recently we lived in Paradise Valley in South Western Montana where I served as the Worship/Youth/Children’s Pastor of a rural Church with my dear friend and mentor, Jay Foley. We love Red’s Baseball, trying new restaurants, watching movies, and singing with our kids.
I am stoked to be at FFC because they LOVE to sing and so do I… I have been playing music and singing my heart out since I was 7 years old. I found my calling when I joined our Worship Team at Church when I was 14. God just called me into ministry, plain and simple. For a couple years I fought it … But He displayed His immense patience by letting me squirm. When I was given the chance to begin Pastoring while attending Bible College I learned a lot about Theology, Doctrine, Hermeneutics, and even Greek! However, if there was one thing that my wife and I could tell you about our view of ministry it is that we just want to love other people because Jesus so loved us. Don’t be afraid, just believe.
If you made it through all of this… I hope to meet you at FFC! We desire to sing passionately to the Lord on Sunday morning and let it bend our lives to look more like we Worship Jesus than anything else. New songs, old songs and anything in between. We will play skillfully and make everything about Jesus. Come join us! I triple-dog-dare you…
Hello from Jon; welcome to Faith Fellowship Church, and thank you for visiting our website. My wife, Cheri, and I are from the Cincinnati area and we stay busy with our 4 children: Jonah, Caleb, Joshua, and Cassondra and our landscaping business. I graduated from Temple Baptist College with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries. I have a strong desire to see God known in the lives of our younger generation. I desire to see them trust in our Creator and overcome the penalty of their sin so that Jesus Christ can live victoriously in them and through them giving them freedom and purpose to wholly surrender to the King of Kings for His glory. Please contact me with any questions through the church or you can email me at email@example.com. I would love to meet you and have you join us for Bible Study and fellowship. May God’s grace be with you!!
Mike began attending Westwood Baptist Church (now Faith Fellowship) in 1957 and is a life-long west side resident. Mike’s wife Lani is also very active in FFC as an event coordinator. Mike graduated from Oak Hills High School in 1969 and Marshall University in 1973. He is a CPA, and former Associate Controller of Union Central Life Insurance Company. Mike began working as FFC’s Business Administrator after retiring in 2011 from his 37 year career at UCL.
Tom joined our staff in 2001. Tom is a Cincinnati native, served six years in the U.S. Navy and retired from Cincinnati Bell and AT&T Wireless after 35 years of service. Tom brings a wide range of technical skills and manages our computer and phone systems. His hobbies include glass collecting, traveling, hunting, fishing and computers.