Josh McCarty

River City Church , Colorado
Lead Church Planter
Grand Junction Colorado
River City Church
May 9
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About My Family

I am blessed to be married to my wife, Jill, who is my best friend and partner in ministry. We have been married 14 years. We are also blessed to have four awesome kids: Cason, Paxton, Kinsley and Paisley. Together we have lots of fun and continue to learn what it means to be a family on mission!

About My Church Plant

We are planting a church on the Western Slope of Colorado in the city of Grand Junction. We hope to move into neighborhoods and other pockets of the community and point people to Jesus by planting missional communities all over the city and by serving our community (showing tangible acts of love), all for the glory of God.

NAMB Church Planting

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For churches as they partner with us and continue to impact their local communities at the same time. For other churches to come alongside us and support us prayerfully, financially and with missions teams. For receptive hearts among the people in our community (our neighbors, shop owners and others we meet). For our family as we continue to adjust to a new area and build friendships both inside and outside the church. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join us or to plant other churches.


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