Welcome dear reader, to my home online!
I was born in 1981 and raised in Kingsport TN, and lived there until 2006. My wife and I met in January of 2001 and married later that same year in June.
Our first son was born on May 20, 2002. Up until 2004 I was self-employed and also worked as an Independent Life and Health Insurance Agent.
I’ve always had an inner passion to serve people in a way that would benefit them most.
Back To Where It All Started
After becoming a believer in December of 1995 at the Valley Church of Christ in Kingsport TN I had delivered my first sermon in January of the following year during our 4th Sunday evening service. I’ll never forget that first sermon, the famous song before the sermon, and those opening words.
Of course, I was only 12 years old at this time and had no idea then that I would spend the rest of my life as an Evangelist for the Lord.
Growing up you would have never pictured me as being a “preacher”. I wasn’t the type to enjoy public speaking that much and I really didn’t hang out with too many people. Of course as I go older, that all began to change.
In 2004 I enrolled in a local School of Biblical studies to begin my training as a minister, after two years and due to a lack of funding I took my first work in order to provide for my family. We enjoyed it for a while, but really couldn’t afford to stay in the area because literally we had to drive 65 miles one way just get to a grocery store. In 2006 I enrolled in the Bachelors program at the Theological University of America and Graduated in 2008 with the B.A. in Biblical Studies.
Since then our journey has had it’s ups and downs but with every experience we’ve learned what is most important in our ministry and that is pointing people to their only hope, Jesus Christ.
In 2012 and 2013 our lives where changed again. We had our second son in February of 2012, and then were blessed with a beautiful daughter in October of 2013. Now that we have our three children we believe our family is complete. As a family we enjoy many outdoor activities, sports, fishing, hiking, etc.
We have completely dedicated ourselves to the ministry and cannot see ourselves doing anything but serving the Lord and his beautiful bride.
We also pray that you’ll enjoy our website. Our plan is to use this website as a tool to further the kingdom of Christ here on earth.
In His Service,
Joshua D. Lifford