Josh was born and raised in upstate South Carolina. God used Christian parents and grandparents as well as a faithful home church (Union Baptist Church in Laurens) to bring Josh to salvation at the age of 9. Surrendering his life to ministry in high school, Josh graduated from North Greenville College and then The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. During seminary, Josh pastored his first church, married his dearest friend, Dianna, and welcomed his first child. Today, they are blessed with 5 children. Josh became pastor of Holly Ridge in December 2011 and remains thankful and excited to be part of such a great church.
Wanda joined the staff at Holly Ridge in April of 1997. In April of 2008 she became a certified Ministry Assistant. Wanda and her husband, James, were part of the Holly Ridge church family until James was called into ministry in 2008. Wanda considers herself very blessed to part of two wonderful church families.