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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!

Sometimes the Christian life can seem like an uphill grind, like the world is out to get you. Wasn’t life supposed to get easier once you became a Christian? Sometimes, if you stopped long enough to really think about things, […]

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. Luke 11:17 Unity in the church is essential, but it is rarely achieved. We can easily get caught […]

Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to mold young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. “Walk with the wise and become wise,  for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20 Son, we’ve already talked once about […]

Andy Stanley recently preached a brilliant sermon where he talked about the absolute vitality of self-leadership. Leadership rightfully gets a ton of attention, but when we think of leadership we mostly think about leading others. Self-leadership (or the discipline of leading […]

Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to mold young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. Matthew 16:25 Son, there’s a lie out there, a big […]

We tend to carry around the hurt in our lives. We have lists of grievances against all those who hurt us, from the minor slights to the heart-breaking betrayals. If we fed into our worst selves, we could be engulfed […]

Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to mold young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. Flee from sexual immorality. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with […]

For many Christians, it was how we were raised in church: evangelism training. Learn a well thought out, precise (yet canned) presentation of the gospel. Learn not just the arguments but the counter arguments. Anticipate their negative reasonings and have […]

Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to mold young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the […]

One of the things I started a few years back and recently picked back up is writing out the book of Proverbs by hand. Because everything is digitally available, I don’t necessarily need to write out the book of Proverbs, but […]