Joshua Lee Henry is the Director of Coaching on Purpose, a biblically-based leadership development consultancy that operates as a “BAM” –business as mission, organization. Coaching on Purpose is also a Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified training program that specializes in teaching ministry principles for the marketplace. Before accepting his role with “COP”, Joshua served as the College and Young adult Pastor at Pathway Community Church, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pathway is an evangelical megachurch that ministers to over 4,000 people, in three services, each weekend.
Prior to Pathway, Joshua held a variety of roles with Church Doctor Ministries, including serving as an Associate Church Consultant, the Consultation Coordinator for Healthy Churches Thrive, and as a discipleship trainer with SEND North America. Joshua has also served in bi-vocational ministry, with the staff of a third generation church plant, called The Bridge Community Church, in Muncie, Indiana. While at the Bridge, Joshua lead a number of ministries, while also working full time as a Corporate Account Executive with a privately owned, $14 billion dollar multinational corporation.
In addition to being certified as a Missional Leadership Coach from Dr. Bob Whitesel, Joshua has also had the honor of being personally mentored by missional church pioneer, Alan Hirsch. Joshua is deeply connected to many ministry networks that focus on serving the missional church movement, including being previously involved with Forge North America, the 3DM Network, T4T-USA, Missio Alliance, and New Breed Church Planters, of which Joshua completed nearly a year of their Jump School Church Planting boot camp.
Areas of Focus:
- Executive Coaching
- Leadership Development
- Business as Mission
- Missional Networks
- Nonprofit Management
- Bi-Vocational Ministry
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Joshua earned his B.S. degree from Ball State University (2009), with a double major in Religious Studies and Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. He was in one of the first cohorts of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he earned his M.A. in Ministerial Leadership in 2012. In 2013, Joshua was accepted into the Doctorate of Missiology program with the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also completed several courses in their Masters of Global Leadership program. In 2013, Joshua was also named one of the Top Ten finalists in the international management essay competition, the Global Drucker Challenge, in honor of the late Peter F. Drucker. That same year, Joshua also completed two mastermind trainings with the John C. Maxwell Team. He has lead strategy workshops and leadership trainings at the denominational level, for colleges and universities, and within corporate America.
Joshua was featured as an author in three chapter exercises in Dr. Bob Whitesel’s book, The Healthy Church: Practical Ways to Strengthen a Church’s Heart (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2013). His articles have been published in the Great Commission Research Journal and Teaching, Theology, & Religion, a publication from the Wabash Center. He also writes regular book reviews in partnership with InterVarsity Press and has served on the boards of directors of several nonprofits, including the Indiana Wesleyan Alumina Network. Joshua’s wife Larisa, leads a worship ministry named The Kingstown Project. Together, they serve their local church, Heartland, a former regional resource center for the Vineyard Association. Joshua and Larisa live in Fort Wayne, Indiana.