Josh is a pastor and Bible teacher skilled in planting churches and teaching others how to live for Christ in their communities. Josh received Jesus Christ in 1998 at age 25 and quickly felt a passion and calling for teaching the Bible and pastoring. Josh assisted in the plant of Harvest Bible Chapel in Austin, Texas, and more recently planted Crossway Bible Church in San Antonio.
Josh graduated from Texas State University with a degree in English and is in the M.Div. program at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has worked in various fields including teaching, firefighting, farming, and thirteen years at the law firm of Lloyd Gosselink.
Josh and his wife, Cara, have four children: Jonathan, Naomi, Benjamin, and Stephen. Besides enjoying time with his family, his interests include reading, teaching, writing, BBQ, and coffee.
A teaching from John 5 on how the Lord enables the believer to succeed in presenting the Gospel even in the face of opposition. A teaching presented at the 2016 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 14-15, 2016.
Joshua De Koning