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. Josh also blogs on Beliefnet as Next Steps: Inspiration From Scripture for Your Next Step of Faith and he goes live most weekday mornings on Facebook (facebook.com/drjoshdaffern). Enjoy the blog!