The Rev. Josh Lake
The Church of the Cross, Bluffton
P.O. Box 278 Bluffton, SC 29910
Josh is blessed to have been born into a Christian home, with parents who ensured the Church was a priority. He comes to us from Johnson City, TN, where he and his family have served in pastoral ministry for the last seven years with a brief (five month) RV trek across the country and back. He and Bethany are passionate about missions and discipleship, and are deeply convinced that the Gospel is the only hope for those who are lost and perishing around the world and in our neighborhoods. A child of the Southern Baptist Convention, Josh learned from them a deep reverence for Scripture and its place of primacy in the life of the Church and the believer. Those formative years in Sunday school, VBS, and congregational worship, time at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and opportunities to pastor in different SBC contexts have left an indelible imprint on his life and ministry. Long uncomfortable Baptists, Josh and Bethany began making their way into the Anglican Church in North America three years ago, and after serving SBC churches in pastoral ministry for the last seventeen years, Josh, Bethany, and their four children are thankful to have finally, “officially” made their way into Anglicanism and are excited to serve at The Church of the Cross. Josh is convinced The Church of the Cross is uniquely situated and gifted to proclaim “the “rumors of Grace, redemption, and God making all things new,” in the Lowcountry and beyond. Soli Deo Gloria!