The Author

Josh Hedger is one of the founding pastors of Emmaus Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where he serves as the pastor of teaching and vision. Josh has previously served as a missionary in West Africa and as the director for church planting at Midwestern Seminary. He is married to Tish, and they have two children—one adopted daughter and one biological son. You can follow him on Twitter.

Why Church Planters Must Be Pastors

Leadership is not lordship. There’s no such thing as a healthy church without healthy leaders.