Our vision: To be the head, heart and hands of Jesus Christ, driven by God’s love for our church and the world beyond.

Worship with us 10:00 a.m. Sundays
7001 Far Hills Ave. Centerville, OH

Josh Sweeney

As Director of Children’s Ministry, Josh works directly with the children at Southminster. He is excited about the children’s programs already going on at the church and some of his new ideas. Children were important to Jesus and are important to our church. Josh’s goal is to let the light of Christ be ever-present in our children’s lives. In his time off, Josh loves to cook, work on his flower garden, and brew different beer recipes. You’ll catch him watching a Braves baseball game or at a local eatery/brewery.

Born in Naples, Italy and raised in Pensacola, FL, Josh graduated in 2009 from Florida Southern College with a B.A. in Religion as well as focusing on Theater and Psychology. He served in various churches in Florida, Georgia, and Indiana. Mainly serving in various program ministry roles in the church, Josh has a love for the local church. He enjoys coming up with new ideas that serve the community in the best way they can. He graduated with his Master of Practical Theology from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA in 2014. Josh’s wife, Rev. Anna Owens, also graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary and serves at a local Dayton church. After following Anna to two different calls, Josh was called to pursue ordination and began going back to seminary for his Master of Divinity. Anna and Josh have one son, Charlie, and two rescue dogs, Abby and Newt.

Josh’s Office Hours

Josh is in the office Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Feel free to reach out through email or text during the week to schedule a meeting or talk about ideas.