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For the last 11 years, Pastor Josh Renck has had the greatest job in the world - to share the Gospel with both kids and teenagers and see them grow closer to their Savior. Josh is married to Katie (7 years) and they have one son, Elliot (3).

 The Arkansas native holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Arkansas State University as well as a Master of Divinity in Youth & Family Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Josh has served in churches in Arkansas, Missouri and Ohio. He currently serves as the Children’s Pastor in Jonesboro, AR, where he oversees the elementary age ministry of 400+ kids.

Josh has a strong desire to see kids come to know Christ as their Savior and to develop an adoring love to follow Him for the rest of their lives. He also has a strong passion to equip parents to lead their children to walk closely with the Lord through the ever-changing culture.

He enjoys reading, traveling, board games, anything outside and spending time with his family. He also believes coffee and ice cream are the greatest inventions of all time.

ministry vision

For Kids: To see kids KNOW Christ as their Savior, to GROW in His ways, and GO tell everyone about Him.

For Parents:  For parents to be ENCOURAGED daily, to be EQUIPPED to lead, and to be ENGAGED in their kid’s lives.


After an extensive search process and multiple interviews, Josh and his family are coming to FBCO on Sunday, October 14 in view of a call and will be introduced at all three services. There will also be a meet and greet at 3pm in the KidsLife Center that Sunday for anyone who would like to attend. We will vote on calling Josh as our Children’s Pastor  in Wednesday Worship on October 17.