Meet Josh and Valerie Beshea


      Josh Beshea grew up in a Christian home.  Born in Shreveport, Josh was raised in the South, living in Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia.  Josh's dad Bobby has many years experience pastoring churches, including 2 in Ringgold.
    When asked about his salvation and call to preach, Josh says, "I was saved at the age of 5, but for a long time I doubted my salvation because I could not remember the actual experience.  I got the assurance of salvation at the age of 12.  As for my call to preach, that happened when I was 13.  I was reading my Bible and came to Romans 10:14, which ends with the words, 'How shall they hear without a preacher?'.  The Holy Spirit of God told me, 'I want you to be a preacher.'  I surrenderred my life to preach the Gospel on Sunday, April 17, 1994."
    Josh enrolled at Hyles Anderson College in the fall of 1999, where he met Valerie a year later.  They were married August 10, 2002, and both graduated in January, 2003.
    The Besheas moved to Monroe, Louisiana, where Josh served as the Assistant Pastor at Maranatha Baptist Church from 2003 to 2007.  In March of 2007, the Besheas moved to Platteville, Wisconsin, where Josh served as the Assistant Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.  A year later, God began dealing heavily to Josh that He wanted him to pastor someday.  "I decided to stay put until God opened a door.  That door opened for me when a group of people in Minden asked me to come and start a church."  Since September of 2010, Josh and Valerie have been making the transition from leaving a growing church and ministry in Wisconsin to moving back to Louisiana to start a brand new church.
    Valerie was also born and raised in a Christian home.  She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and has been a Pastor's daughter since 1992.  She is a gifted pianist and singer.  "Valerie will be an excellent Pastor's wife.  She has the same vision I do, and she is so good with people."  Valerie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hyles Anderson College with a degree in Elementary Education.  Please pray for the Besheas, that God will give them wisdom in this brand new chapter of life.

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Address:    800 Yale Street                                             Minden, Louisiana  71055
Telephone:     (318) 371-7742
 E-mail:      info@mindenbaptist.com