Josh Baker

Mount Vernon
Music Pastor

Josh grew up in Newark, Ohio and was raised in a Christian home. He accepted Christ at a young age but it wasn’t until middle school that he truly began to surrender his life to Christ. Also around that same time, he started to learn to play guitar and sing. He quickly fell in love with worship music and began pursing involvement in worship ministries. During his high school years he found his passion for leading worship. It was during his junior year of high school that he began dating his wife, Stephane Warner.

In 2009, Josh graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a degree in General Music with an emphasis on voice. Shortly after graduating from MVNU, he and Stephanie got married.

After graduating college, he served at a few different churches as their worship leader. It was in January of 2014 that Josh began serving as Lifepoint Mount Vernon’s Music Pastor.

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Favorite Sports Teams

Doesn’t enjoy watching sports, but enjoys playing Tennis and Volleyball.

Dream Travel Destination

Any where from Hawaii to Colorado to Rome.

What I'm Listening To

Citizens & Saints, Dustin Kensrue, Kings Kaleidoscope, Hillsong, Austin Stone, Sovereign Grace Music, Alabama Shakes, Bon Ivor and so much more.

Favorite Flix

I’m a huge movie guy, so these are in no particular order. Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, The Avengers, A Few Good Men, The Godfather, Interstellar, Donnie Darko, The Revenant, etc…

What's On TV

We actually don’t have cable, but regularly watch on hulu or iTunes: Big Bang Theory, Walking Dead, Brooklyn 99 and Shark Tank.

Favorite Eats

Not really picky. Good BBQ (where ever it’s found) and gotta give love to Chipotle.

What I'm Reading

Desiring The Kingdom by James K. A. Smith and then The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken and Gregg Lewis.