This week we talk with Josh Huisman, Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church, about Christmas, leadership, and how the two connect.

About our Guest: Josh Huisman grew up on the south side of Chicago in a baseball family with two other brothers, Jason and Justin. They are within 3 years of each with their age, so all three brothers could be on the roster of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for the 1997 season, this year was also the year that God planted a new dream in Josh’s heart. He became more involved in leadership for the F.C.A. program at Ole Miss and began teaching himself guitar to lead worship. The call to be a pastor began in the Fall of 2003. Josh and his wife, Sarah, were living in Franklin, KY. They were expecting their first child. They walked around the block together and prayed that God would open a door for what Josh’s purpose in life. The next morning Josh received a call to be a youth pastor. For 3 years Josh served as a youth pastor, but he couldn’t get Nashville out of his mind. In August 2006, Josh accepted a role as the youth pastor of New Hope Community Church in Brentwood, TN. After four years as the youth pastor, Josh officially became the senior pastor of New Hope. Under his leadership, New Hope Community Church has done a full renovation of their facility to bring the church into a fully modern standard with technology and multi-media. New Hope is a medium-sized church with a state-of-the-art Livestream & Online media presentation, with a fully functioning Audio & Video recording studio. One of Josh’s goals for the church was to pour into young people and create programs where the church would teach students in the creative arts. Create Hope Studios was born in 2017. At CHS, students can learn dance, art, music, production, and creative writing. After nearly 20 years in full-time ministry Josh has begun writing books, working as a motivational speaker, and doing one on one coaching to develop new leaders. Josh is a certified coach on The John Maxwell Team.

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