A native of Orange County, New York, Pastor Josh began his tenure as Lead Pastor of Bedford Community Church in September of 2020. A former Vice President of Investments with Bank of America Investment Services, he earned a Bachelors of Science from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. After heeding the call to ministry, he completed his Masters of Divinity from Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary. In 2012, he completed the Arrow Leadership Program, an International Christian Leadership Cohort in Vancouver, BC. From 2009-2020, he served as Senior Associate Pastor at Goodwill Church in Montgomery, New York, and as Lead Pastor of their inaugural multi-site location in New Paltz, New York.
Pastor Josh’s passion is to see lives authentically transformed by the person and power of Jesus Christ. Fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, it is his heart’s desire to see BCC flourish as both a multicultural local expression of the body of Christ as well as an influence for the Kingdom of God on a worldwide scale. In his spare time, Joshua enjoys spending time writing, hiking the ‘Gunks, reading widely, playing sports (particularly soccer and golf), running Spartan Races with his wife, fly fishing with his dad, and spending intentional time with his family and friends.
Married to his college sweetheart Denise since 1994, they have three adult children (Caleb, Noah and Emily) and three rambunctious boxers (Cali, Deuce and Cooper). Denise has her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nyack Alliance Graduate School of Counseling and is the founder of Tree of Life Counseling Center in Montgomery. It is their hope and intention to spend their lives in wholehearted service to Christ and His Church.