Location: Troy, TN
Home Church: Hornbeak Pentecostal Church
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My name is Joshua Batchelor and I am the creator of BereaProject. My dad, Rev. Dale Batchelor, started a church in Portsmouth, NH 3 months before I was born. I am blessed with wonderful parents that taught me by example what it means to sacrifice and to live for God. Early on my dad worked two jobs while pastoring so that my mother could stay home and raise my brother and me.
My mother took a teaching job at a Portsmouth Christian Academy when I entered jr high to spare me from the public schools in our area. It was there, surrounded by differing forms of Christianity, that I learned both to defend my faith and to do so in a non-confrontational way. I will always be grateful to my teachers for creating a safe place for us to explore our faith and for instilling in us a desire to learn.
After PCA, I had a short stint at a community college I felt God call me to go to Gateway College of Evangelism. I spent 5 wonderful years there earning degrees in Practical Theology and Christian Ministries - Biblical Studies Emphasis. After college, I spent a year building the new sanctuary for our church in Hornbeak, TN. I then returned to Gateway as a staff member and until we merged with Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Shortly after the merger, I returned to Hornbeak and continue to minister here.