Josh is from the small town of Etowah, TN, where he grew up with two awesome parents and a pretty cool older brother. Josh joined Tyner UMC as the Director of Student Ministries in August 2017 after he graduated from Lee University with a degree in Youth Ministry. When not working at the church or schooling teenagers in a game of pick-up basketball, you’ll probably find Josh somewhere with his dog Fitz (who is super cute). As a senior in high school, Josh felt God calling him into ministry. As a result, Josh believes being loved by God and loving God is the greatest thing we can do in life, and being a part of the Church is a glimpse into the life of love and communion God desires for each one of us.
Josh’s Favorite Stuff:
Movie: Harry Potter (I can’t choose just one)
TV show: Lost
Books: Harry Potter, A Severe Mercy, The Wheel of Time, like 30 other books too
Color: Usually blue
Unit of Measurement: Cubit
Food: Oh man, probably pizza. Too many good foods out there.
Soda: Mt. Dew
Book of the Bible: John (honorable mentions: Genesis, Psalms, Romans)
Athlete: Andrea Pirlo
Josh’s Least Favorite Stuff:
Food: Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, etc.
Josh’s Favorite Quote:
“Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God, but only he who sees takes off his shoes…” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Connect with Josh:
FB: Josh Derrick