Rev. D. Josh Arrington and his wife, Eileen, came to our churches and community in the summer of 2015, from an appointment in Smithville, Ohio.

Rev. Josh 
received his BS in History from the University of Akron and his M. Div. from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2003 .

He has been called by our Lord and Savior to lead the lost and least, the unchurched, dechurched and churched. He is a great leader with a sense of humor
and a true passion for God’s Word.
His credo is: “I believe that God created us to
be in a loving relationship with Him and he has been working to restore that relationship ever since Adam and Eve broke the relationship by thwarting God’s
will, in the Garden of Eden. I believe that part of God’s plan to restore the relationship was to come to earth as a human being and to be the atoning sacrifice that would accomplish that.”

He has a passion for youth and youth ministries; he has led youth mission trips to
Russia in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007, working with Russian and Bela-
Russian youth and in orphanages. He traveled to Ireland on mission, to the Holy
land, and recently to Alaska, as wellas throughout the United States.
You may see him out walking in the community as he faithfully puts in one hour
every morning, usually with his dog, Missy. He enjoys sci-fi, reading,
technology and music as well.