Josh Williford

Maranatha Baptist Church, New York
Church Planting Team Member
New York City  New York
Maranatha Baptist Church
January 2

About My Family

My family and I are (mostly) native Texans. Gail and I met in college and married shortly after graduation. We have been married more than 10 years and have two amazing children: Jonah and JJ.

Coffee in the morning and tea in the evening are musts in our house, and some form of chocolate or candy keeps finding its way into our pantry!

I have a bachelors degree in practical theology from Howard Payne University and a master's in religious education from Liberty University. I have formally served the church on staff for more than 11 years.

About My Church Plant

Currently I serve Maranatha Baptist Church in an associate pastor type role. This involves interacting with children, youth and young families and conducting discipleship among the leadership of the church.

Maranatha is currently seeking to transition from an ethnically specific church to a multi-ethnic body of believers. We truly desire to be "A House of Prayer for All Nations."

NAMB Church Planting

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Send Network church planters immerse themselves in a community, learning the rhythms and culture as they establish relationships with the lost. A church plant grows out of the evangelism efforts of the planter and his core team.

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