The people are easily my favorite thing about working at South Harriman. There is such a richness and diversity of talents and interests here, and it is wonderful to see them all come together. We are all imperfect, but we are seeking to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength as we reach out to love our neighbors as ourselves. It is wonderful to see many individuals unite to be better Christians and better neighbors.

Josh Lynn

Family Minister

Josh Lynn is the family minister at South Harriman Baptist Church. Josh began serving in August 2014. The Carthage, Tennessee native came to South Harriman after completing his degree in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee in May of 2014.  He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Divinity Degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Josh lives in Oakdale, Tennessee with his wife Rachel, daughter Joanna, and their dog Willow. 


"From the moment that I was saved at the age of 11, I felt and understood the strong call on my life and on the lives of all Christians to go and make disciples. I didn’t know how that call would work out in my life (I was 11 after all), but all of my major goals from then on were at least partially focused on bringing the good news of Jesus to people. As I matured in my faith and in general those other things attached to my goals were slowly stripped away until all that was left was glorifying God and teaching others about Him. That pursuit has led me here. I am able to work out my calling, share my very limited knowledge, and invest into a community of believers who seek to follow Jesus."

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