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Born and raised in California, Josh graduated college from California Baptist University and spent two years as a missionary in Africa before coming back to America and finding the love of his life (Robin). Josh graduated from New Orleans Baptist Seminary with a Masters and Doctorate. He served in student ministry for ten years before coming to MTVchurch as Lead Pastor.

Josh, his gorgeous wife Robin, and their outrageously gorgeous kids Zeke, Shepherd, Lincoln and Elle, live in Columbus. When he’s not blogging he enjoys reading anything he can get his hands on, rough-housing with his kids, and conquering the world on the latest iPhone app.

If you’re ever in Columbus MS, he would love for you to come and be a part of MTVchurch, a contagious community of hope. Enjoy the blog!

Whether we realize it or not, spiritual warfare is all around us. If you choose not to engage in it, that doesn’t mean you’re exempt. It simply means you’re undefended (click here for more info on spiritual warfare). There are […]

Our prayers tend to always finish the same: In Jesus’ name, amen. But what does it actually mean to pray in Jesus’ name? That doesn’t mean if we use the phrase “in Jesus’ name” as some type of magic spell […]

My wife and I have the privilege of leading a marriage enrichment group with over 20 couples involved utilizing the Deep Love Marriage Assessment. It’s been a great time of reconnecting and strengthening between spouses. Recently we had the “sex […]

We have a commitment issue in our marriages today. Too often we’re conditioned to approach marriage like a cell phone contract. You agree to pay a certain amount for goods and services, and the cell phone provider asks for a two-year […]

Marriages are struggling today but I don’t think that’s a surprise to anyone. Much of our failure in marriage comes from believing myths about what love truly is. When a couple meets and falls in love, the energy, the chemistry, […]

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2 One of the greatest quests you can ever embark on is the quest to discover your unique, God-given purpose on this planet. It’s not […]

In Luke 4, Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the desert for forty days. During that trial Jesus endured three temptations, temptations that are still utilized by the enemy to tempt us today. […]

If you’re going to set goals for yourself, why not set good ones? Goals can be targets that inspire effort and achievement or elicit shame and guilt. You need to set the right goals. Here are five characteristics of good […]

In my last post we talked about three ways that blame is incredibly destructive and harmful in your life. In this post we’ll talk about two things you have to do to stop playing the blame game. You’ve probably had […]

“I didn’t do it!” A little white lie, a little deflection, a small choice to blame someone else. Not a big deal, right? We all blame, whether it’s the dog that ate our homework or the sibling that broke mom’s […]