Pastor Josh was born in Jackson, Mississippi and was raised in Louisiana.  He placed his trust in the Lord as a seven year old boy and surrendered his life to vocational ministry at the age of 16. One of his greatest times of spiritual growth and discipleship was through serving on the executive staff of Cross Camp for over a decade.  


Pastor Josh was led to Providence Chuch in August 2011.  Before moving to the Daytona Beach area, Pastor Josh served throughout various churches in Louisiana.

Pastor Josh believes that ministry should be intentional and genuine.  His approach to ministry is Biblically based and Holy Spirit driven.  He believes the functions of the church (worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship) are all equally important and necessary for true, Biblical church growth.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University and a Master of Christian Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Preaching from Anderson University in South Carolina. 

Pastor Josh married his college friend, Jessica, in 2004, and together they have two boys.  He loves spending time with his family, going to the beach, and investing himself into the lives of the church families he serves.


Dr. Joshua Peoples,

Associate Pastor