Josh Blackson

After spending over 7 years in the healthcare and biotechnology industries in 2008, Josh Blackson began as the Operations Pastor for Elevation Church, a position he holds to this day.

Since 1998, Josh and his wife Angie have spent 6 years building intentional relationships within forgotten parts of their community. Driven by the belief that relationships are better built when you are directly involved with those you are trying to reach, Josh and Angie responded to God’s calling and began making plans to move to the inner city. Within 2 short years, they put their house up for sale and moved to Wesley Heights in a complex called “The Summit” after the Movement Foundation purchased it in January 2012.

Josh has limited expertise in community transformation but with his entrepreneurial leadership and experience, strategic relationships within the city, and the power of the Holy Spirit, there will be significant impact made within the community.  He serves as the Executive Director of Urban Life.

Josh loves competing in all sports and is an avid out-doors-man (yes, he is a eagle scout). He and Angie have 3 girls, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, & Karis.