Dr. Josh Whitehead is Executive Pastor at Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Faith Promise is a church with an extraordinary vision – to impact 356,000 unchurched and dechurched people in the surrounding counties. The church started in 1995 with 250 people, and has grown to over 5300 people worshipping each weekend in twelve identical worship experiences across five physical campuses and an internet campus. All of Faith Promise’s internet campuses are focused on reaching the deaf community and include American Sign Language interpretation.
In 2005, Josh became Executive Pastor after the church had plateaued in attendance. During his ten years leading, Faith Promise has appeared on Outreach Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Churches list three times. Josh’s goal is to lead by implementing the vision and values of the church through the staff and ministries. He has doubled the staff and developed comprehensive hiring, coaching, development and evaluation plans. Most importantly, Josh loves the Church and desires to equip church leaders to effectively impact the world for Christ through their ministry.
Josh also serves as part of the team at Leadership Network, helping churches from the US and Canada who are exploring the topic of multisite.
Josh’s educational background includes a degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary and a Doctorate in leadership and administration. He has been married to his awesome wife Kim for 12 years and they have 2 children – Hayden Thomas (9) and Madison Kaye (7).