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Pictured:  Pastor Josh Burford, wife Erica, daughter Faith and son Abram.

Position: I am a founding member of FCC and have been teaching since 2009. I assumed the role of pastor at the beginning of 2011.

Family: My beautiful wife Erica and our precious children, Faith Marie and our son Abram. My parents are Jay and Debbie Burford and my sisters are Amy McCartney and Mindy Brown.

Salvation Experience: I was saved at the young age of six. The experience was very real to me even at the age of six. It was not until I was 22 that I completely surrendered my life to be used by the Lord. It felt like my eyes had been opened to a whole new world and I have not looked back since.

Previous Jobs: I came out of the womb working! I have always enjoyed working once I realized that it was the way people made money. I worked with my dad on the farm growing up; personal trained through college, and opened an Anytime Fitness.

Education: I graduated from North DeSoto in 2003. After that I went to LA Tech and then finished my B.A. at LSU Shreveport in Health Science. I recently finished my Masters of Arts in Theological Studies in May 2012. (Erica is thrilled that is over!)

Some things you might not know: I love pizza and homemade chocolate chip cookies. My favorite book is the Bible; you know the love letter from God. Favorite place to travel is the mountains or beach. I can’t get enough steak, chicken, or fish; I never get tired of eating meat. I can BBQ some mean chicken! Working out is a favorite hobby of mine but I also like hunting, baseball, football, swimming, anything that is outdoors and challenging. I absolutely love learning about God and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others. I hope to always be a student of God and life as long as I am here. Enough of me hope to see you at church!