Who is Joshua?

Joshua is:

  • a storyteller.
  • a leader and member of Grace and Main Fellowship, an intentional Christian community devoted to hospitality, prayer, and discipleship
  • the executive director of Third Chance Ministries, which identifies, develops, and supports missionaries who gather together and nurture intentional Christian communities of hospitality and service in areas of profound need.
  • the author of Telling the Stories that Matter, a collection of daily stories of “saints and should-be-saints” that give us clear pictures of what it means to be a follower of Jesus and how others have worked for the Kingdom of God.
  • a speaker, available for retreats, youth events, storytelling, and other events and opportunities that align with the ministry of Third Chance Ministries, Grace and Main Fellowship, and Telling the Stories that Matter.
  • a writer, whose work can be found at Red Letter Christians, the Prophetic Collective, in Smyth & Helwys publications, Formations and Reflectionsaccompanying Jennifer Kennedy Dean’s book, Life Unhindered, at FaithLab, and elsewhere.
  • a native of Eastern Kentucky and a proud Appalachian.
  • a husband to Jessica (Forge) Hearne.
  • a father to Lucy.
  • commissioned, along with his wife, as Global Mission Field Personnel by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
  • an alumnus of Georgetown College, in Georgetown, Kentucky.
  • an alumnus of Duke University Divinity School, in Durham, North Carolina.
  • a spiritual director for the homeless, near-homeless, and anybody else who wants to explore how God might be leading them over coffee, tea, or a good book.
  • an exceptionally (frighteningly?) avid fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
  • a lover of good books, especially epic fantasy and experience-based non-fiction.
  • a cat owner (Pangur Ban), who dreams about one day also having a dog.

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