It would be an understatement to say that Josh Whitlow came from a family of pastors. On both sides of his family for five generations, there have been pastors loving and serving people. Needless to say, when Pastor Josh was 16, he felt that God was calling him, like so many before him, into a life of ministry.

Before his full time pursuit of ministry, Pastor Josh first had to answer his relentless desire to serve our country. In 2002, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After 2 overseas deployments and participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Pastor Josh returned home in 2006. That same year he married his best friend and greatest ministry partner, Crystal. They now have four beautiful children, Lucy, Josh, Lincoln, and Josie.

After eight years of full time ministry and serving at Community Church in Ashburn, Virginia, he and Crystal knew that God was calling them to pursue the dream of planting a life giving church. In March of 2014, Pastor Josh and Crystal drove down Broad Street and immediately knew this was their new home. They have completely fallen in love with the city of Richmond – the people, needs and unimaginable potential. From starting in a small tent to where we are now, God continues to add people to help build His church and fulfill all we believe God is doing in RVA.

We are just getting started – the best is yet to come!

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