Josh was born and raised in upstate South Carolina. God used Christian parents and grandparents as well as a faithful home church (Union Baptist Church in Laurens) to bring Josh to salvation at the age of 9. Surrendering his life to ministry in high school, Josh graduated from North Greenville College and then The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. During seminary, Josh pastored his first church, married his dearest friend, Dianna, and welcomed his first child. Today, they are blessed with 5 children. Josh became pastor of Holly Ridge in December 2011 and remains thankful and excited to be part of such a great church.
Wanda joined the staff at Holly Ridge in April of 1997. In April of 2008 she became a certified Ministry Assistant. Wanda and her husband, James, were part of the Holly Ridge church family until James was called into ministry in 2008. Wanda considers herself very blessed to part of two wonderful church families.
John was born in Greenville, South Carolina and has lived here most of his life. Thanks to Christian parents that took him to church he was saved and baptized as a child. He felt his call to Ministry during college. Because of this John transferred to North Greenville College where he met his wife Ellen and graduated as a Christian Studies major. He then went on to get his Masters degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. John has served in several part-time church roles ranging from Youth Pastor to Outreach and Evangelism Minister, and has most recently pastored a small church full-time in the mountains of North Carolina. John has one child, Samuel, and loves serving our wonderful body of believers at Holly Ridge.
Randy and his family have been members of Holly Ridge Baptist Church since 2014. He works full time in healthcare with a master’s degree from University of South Carolina. Randy and his wife Bethany began working with our middle school students then transitioned to working with the entire youth group. In 2019 Randy joined the staff at Holly Ridge as a part time Youth Leader. He is passionate about teaching teenagers so that they will know the Bible and grow in their faith.