Josh Powell

Minister of Music

Josh wasn’t born in Texas, but he got here as quickly as he could and grew up in Monahans. He was saved by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he was eight years old, following in believer’s baptism at First Baptist Church of Monahans. Josh initially attended Texas Tech in Lubbock but found that he lacked direction. While taking some time off and paying off some student loans, God got hold of Josh and called him into ministry.

Josh went back to school at Angelo State with a drive to enter the ministry and earned his degree in music education. While at ASU, Josh and Laura married and not long afterward started their family. With a desire to become the best musician he could be, Josh continued his musical education at West Texas A&M University with a degree in percussion performance. Josh began serving churches as a volunteer youth leader and Sunday School teacher before having an opportunity to serve as a Youth Ministry Intern at First Baptist Big Lake and then with First Baptist Lamesa. Josh was licensed to the Gospel Ministry at Edmund Boulevard Baptist Church and eventually ordained at Lifeway Fellowship Baptist Church in Amarillo.

Josh loves to read and cook and is a dedicated fan of Texas Tech sports. He loves to root for the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Heat and thinks that guitar pedals are really neat.

Josh’s greatest joy in ministry is found when people are worshiping together. You’ll often hear him say that we sing what we believe, and we believe what we sing. Josh has an eclectic taste in music, ranging from the music of David Maslanka and the hymns he grew up on to the music of Lecrae and Chris McClarney. He wants to know your favorite song and hopes to see you at choir practice very soon!