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Josh completed the Master of Theological Studies in 2006 and returned to Heritage to complete the Master of Divinity and the Graduate Certificate in Biblical Care & Counselling in 2020.

One memory Josh has during his time at Heritage is the ability of the professors to make things he expected to be dull come to life: “Dr. Fowler and Dr. Howson did that for me in Systematic Theology and Church History, while more recently, Dr. Vaillancourt made Hebrew Exegesis meaningful for me in a way that I would never have imagined possible.”

Upon graduation in 2006, Josh was hired as the Associate Pastor at Maple Avenue Baptist Church in Georgetown, ON. It was an extended season that he explains gave him the scope to grow as a pastor through doing the work, making mistakes and experiencing the grace of a church that grew alongside him. In 2020, Josh accepted a call to be the Lead Pastor at Hudson Community Baptist Church in Saint-Lazare, Quebec. Josh and his family relocated to Quebec and, by God’s grace, endured the hardships and complexities of leading a church as a new pastor through the COVID pandemic. Today, this church exists as the only English evangelical church for a large area west of the island of Montreal. Josh is married to Barbara, and they have four children: Kathryn, Simon, Elias, and Olivia.

Josh is thankful to remain connected to Heritage as an alumnus: “Being an alumnus of Heritage means that I know I always have a resource to draw from. Professors and academic resources are continually made available through continuing education opportunities or just through sending an email with a question I’m wrestling with.”

Join us in praying for the Brake family as they continue to serve the Lord in Quebec!

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