Pastor Josh, his wife Anna, and their four children Caedmon, Cohen, Colton, and Carly know that Jesus loves them, and they are passionate about sharing Christ’s love with others. Josh and Anna pastor a vibrant church community that is quickly growing in both capacity and influence.
Pastor Josh is an avid hiker and all-around outdoorsman. He enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, and anything that involves sleeping in a tent. He has hiked the Grand Canyon many times, climbed Mount St. Helens, hiked glaciers in Montana, and traveled from the highest points of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the lowest points in Death Valley, CA. This call to the outdoors has also become part of his ministry life as he leads college and church groups on hiking trips to explore God’s natural creation, using the experience to teach people to focus on God and enjoy this journey we call life.
Pastor Josh’s ministry began in 2003 while he was traveling along the East Coast ministering to youth groups. In 2004 he began directing the media ministry of New Life Church in Huntington, WV. During this same period, Anna was beginning her ministry career as the Children’s Pastor of New Life Church. After marrying in 2004, Josh and Anna became the church’s youth pastors, ministering to students in grades 6 through 12. During this time, Josh and Anna also founded Campus Flood, a ministry at Marshall University that quickly flourished as students flocked to hear truth and were encouraged to express their creativity and passions. Campus Flood is still active today and has spread to several other college campuses on the East Coast.
In 2008, Josh and Anna felt God calling them to plant a church in Burlington, NC. Following that leading, Trailhead Church held its first service on September 28, 2008 in the conference center of a hotel in Burlington. Trailhead has relocated several times to accommodate a growing church body, with a final move in 2021 to a renovated warehouse on West Harden Street in Graham. Trailhead Church is a place where clear vision is set, lives are changed, and God’s will is pursued above all. Pastor Josh’s primary passion is to help people form dynamic relationships with Jesus and become truly Christ-centered.