Our team

  • Josh ValdezLead Pastor

    Josh Valdez was born in Shiprock, New Mexico. He spent his elementary years in Bloomfield before moving to Farmington. He is of Hispanic and Navajo descent. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and a Master of Divinity from Bob Jones University. Josh’s desire is for the furthering of God’s kingdom through the equipping of God’s people. He is passionate about expository preaching, theological instruction and personal discipleship. He writes and contributes curriculum for the Institute of Biblical Leadership. He co-hosts a podcast, “Small Church, Big Impact” where he seeks to equip and encourage small churches.  Josh writes regularly about life, theology and ministry on his blog which can be read here.

    Josh is married to Val, who sings on the church’s worship team and serves as an HGC Kids teacher. When not ministering at HGC, you’ll find Josh and Val brewing pour over coffee, reading, and taking their Border Collie Java for walks.