MESSAGE FROM THE PSC
Dear Members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church,
After five months of meetings, prayer and seeking God’s guidance, we are excited to announce a candidate for Redeemer’s senior pastor position! On June 30th, the pastoral search committee at Redeemer unanimously agreed to select Rev. Josh Hahne as our pastoral candidate.
Throughout this process we have prayed fervently for unity, for wisdom, and for a man who senses a calling to Redeemer and an excitement to engage in both the beauty and brokenness of Orange County. We are so encouraged by God’s answer to these prayers!
What excites us about Josh is his passion for reaching the lost with the gospel, his leadership gifts, his gospel-centered preaching, and his pastoral heart. The stories Josh has shared with us point to Christ and inspire us to participate in God’s kingdom-building work. His leadership skills will also be a great asset to our church. During the review process the committee interviewed a number of people with deep and long-term relationships with Josh. We were impressed with the depth and quality of his relationships. For example, Josh is involved in a group of five pastors who conference monthly and meet yearly to support and challenge each other. He values these relationships and it’s clear they value him as well. Additionally, his elders speak very highly of his leadership and shepherding gifts. Many mentioned his humility, a quality we as a search committee have been praying for since the beginning.
We were also privileged to get to know Josh’s wife, Melissa, and meet his children. We appreciated Melissa’s interest in and support of Josh’s ministry. They are known in their community for their open, hospitable home. That hospitality has become the means for leading many in their community to Christ. They are a dynamic family that will add much to the life of Redeemer.
We are anxious for you to get to know and appreciate the Hahnes as much as we have during the candidating process. Please review Josh’s bio and sermons below, and mark your calendars for some important upcoming meetings, especially Sunday July 14th when the Hahnes will be in town.
The Pastoral Search Committee
JOSH HAHNE BIO
Rev. Josh Hahne is currently the Senior Pastor of King of Kings Church (PCA) in Goodyear, AZ (just west of Phoenix), a church he planted in 2006 and has faithfully served for 13 years.
Through the 13 years Josh has led the church in developing a robust gospel culture, sustaining healthy growth (specifically in the form of conversions and adult baptisms), and overseeing a building campaign for the construction of a beautiful sacred space facility.
Josh received his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and has a B.A. in Business Marketing with a minor in Religious Studies from Texas Christian University. Prior to serving at King of Kings Church he served in a variety of ministerial capacities, including being an Associate Pastor of Church Planting, a counseling internship, and a short-term missionary. He presently also serves as the chairman of the executive committee of the Southwest Church Planting Network and the Moderator of the Arizona Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America.
Josh has been happily married to his wife Melissa for 20 years. Melissa is a tremendous support to Josh while also serving at the founder, owner, and artistic director of the Southwest Ballet Theatre. Josh and Melissa have 3 children, Lara (10th grade), Christian (9th grade), and Mary (6th grade). Josh is an avid reader, golfer, fitness enthusiast and loves to spend time with his family.
JOSH HAHNE SERMONS
To listen to Josh’s sermons from King of Kings Church, click on the links below.
Sermon: Psalm 121 from his current Psalms of Ascent summer sermon series
Sermon: Someone Told Me About Christ a topical sermon from his Why I Believe spring sermon series
Sunday July 7th - Town Hall Meeting
Directly after the worship service you will have the opportunity to hear from the Pastoral Search Committee, the Session, and Pastor Adam. A time for Q&A will follow.
*We will be recording this Town Hall Meeting. If you are going to be gone on Sunday and would like to hear the recording please email one of the contacts below.
Sunday July 14th – Candidating Sunday & Summer Lunch
Rev. Josh Hahne will be preaching at Redeemer. You will then get a chance to meet him, Melissa, and their children after the service at our summer lunch.
Sunday July 21st – Congregational Meeting & Vote
Directly after the worship service we will have a congregational meeting to officially vote on calling Rev. Josh Hahne to become Redeemer’s next Senior Pastor.
After July 21st – Presbytery & Transition
If our congregation votes to call Rev. Josh Hahne as our next Senior Pastor, he will have to take the steps to transfer his membership from the Arizona Presbytery into the South Coast Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. If all goes smoothly, he will start and be installed as our next Senior Pastor sometime this fall.