Josh Willis

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Josh Willis

Ethos Students Pastor


Josh leads the Ethos Student ministry for middle and high school students, as well as serving on the House Church team. His passion for these areas promotes partnering with our church family to create a discipleship culture for 5th–12th grade students and their families. On Sundays you can find Josh at the Cannery Ballroom.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Josh moved to Nashville in 2008 to enroll at Lipscomb University. He met his wife, Molly, at Lipscomb. Here is the story told by Josh:

“Molly and I met in school at Lipscomb University. She turned me down several times but I eventually talked her into going to see Jerry Seinfeld in Memphis at the Orpheum and the rest is history. Thanks Jerry!!”


Favorite Books:

Les Misérables, the Harry Potter series, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas

Favorite Things to Eat:

Mexican (authentic, Tex-Mex, & Baja), steak, brisket BBQ, and sandwiches

Favorite Travel Destinations:

Charleston, San Francisco, and 30A

Favorite Movies:

Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption.

What else would you like people to know about you?

My hobbies include: Texas A&M athletics, the Dallas Cowboys, Seinfeld (the show and the person), roasting coffee, reading, theology, competing, going on walks, board games, traveling, talking with passionate people about what they are passionate about, and dancing.

More and more I'm enjoying trying to slow my life down. The more I read about Jesus the more I am captivated and challenged.