Joshua McWherter

Allen Baptist Church, Kentucky
Evangelism Catalyst
Prestonsburg Kentucky
Allen Baptist Church
April 3

About My Family

I was born in Murray, Ky., to a loving Christian family and came to know the Lord at an early age. June 23, 2007, I married my wife, Tasha. We had our first child, Kaelyn, on November 21, 2008. We had our youngest child, Ziley Kate, on November 19, 2013.

We felt the Lord calling our family into ministry in 2013 and began to serve the Lord in many different ministries part time. However, we began to feel the Lord tugging on our hearts to give it all to Him. We trusted the Lord would lead us, and He did. We were called in 2016 to be full-time, self-funded missionaries in the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky. Our family is currently on the mission field in Floyd County serving the people of this beautiful area.

About My Ministry

Our ministry to the Prestonsburg Housing Authority allows us to minister to the people of Floyd County in many ways. The Prestonsburg Housing Authority encompasses three low-income communities consisting of nearly 200 families. We host many events to build relationships and create opportunities to share the gospel. These events (community dinners, movie nights, etc.) have enabled us to make connections. We now have weekly Bible studies at these complexes. We have VBS/Backyard Bible Clubs for the kids in the summer and also pick up several of these kids through our church's Wednesday night bus ministry. Because we believe the Lord has called us to share the gospel wherever we are, we are also involved in jail ministry, Celebrate Recovery, Grace Place (transitional women's home) and devotions with the high-school football team. Praise God!

Support Joshua McWherter

This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds.


We seek your prayers as we continue these ministries. Pray that Bible studies will continue to grow and produce fruit, as we have seen some begin to attend church. Please also pray for the jail ministry, Celebrate Recovery and Grace Place. The drug epidemic is crippling families and our community. We see it in the families in the housing projects as well. Please pray that the football ministry reaches our local youth and teaches them how to be Christ-like men in our community. We are praying for a revival here in the mountains. Please join us in this!


We believe for a ministry to be successful it needs three things: people who pray, people who give and people who go. Will you seek the Lord in asking to make you one of these three? We are so grateful for the ministry partners who walk alongside us and help keep us on the mission field. You can be an important part of this by committing to be a monthly financial supporter and prayer partner.
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Fund ID: 010405-McWherter,Jos