Joshua Matthew Hower grew up in a Navy home and regularly moved from place to place until settling in Oak Harbor, Washington in his senior year of High School.
After joining Bible Baptist Church in Oak Harbor, WA in 2007,Josh graduated from the Church's Bible Training Institute in 2013 and began full-time service with the church in January 2015 as a minister to the pastors. He served in areas of daily church finances and administration, the Church's ministry to the Island County Jail, and the Children’s Church Ministry.
Josh and his wife Shantel were married on January 15th, 2016. They were blessed, in February 2023, to welcome a son, Jubal Lee Hower, into their home.
In 2019, Brother Josh was sent from Oak Harbor to assist in the church's outreach to the people of North-Central Washington. At that time, he and his wife moved to Wenatchee in December of 2019. In January of 2021, the Lord led him and his wife to move back to Oak Harbor where he took over several ministries, including the youth ministry, the church’s evangelistic outreaches, and preaching on a regular basis.
In February of 2022, God directed Pastor Josh and his wife to begin outreach in Sedro Woolley, Washington. After having completed over 300 surveys and determining the spiritual interest of Sedro Woolley, God led Bible Baptist Church to send the Howers, and several other families, to begin regular meetings in Sedro Woolley with the goal of planting a Bible-believing, independent Baptist Church. God willing, when the church is organized, Brother Josh will be formally ordained as its pastor.
If you wish to get in contact with Pastor Hower, please reach him through his cell (360.720.0962) or through his email (firstname.lastname@example.org).