On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Prince Avenue Baptist Church extended an invitation to Dr. J. Josh Smith to become senior pastor of the church. Pastor Josh, as he likes to be called, has ministered in over 25 countries, worked with international students, and served as a missionary in central Europe. Josh served as Teaching Pastor at The Summit Church, North Little Rock, Arkansas, from 2003-2006, and most recently as Senior Pastor of MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving, Texas, from 2006 until November, 2017. His greatest passion is the exaltation of Christ and the advancement of Christ’s kingdom to the ends of the earth through the ministry of the local church.
Josh has a Bachelors in Cross-Cultural Studies from Liberty University, a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Josh and his wife, Andrea, have four daughters and one son.