Josh and Nancy accepted the position of Music Pastor at Abundant Life in August of 2004 after Pastor Doug Brodess asked them to consider the position. Since joining the staff, Josh and Nancy have served in many capacities including worship, media and briefly helping with pastoral roles in between pastors. Prior to Abundant Life, Josh and Nancy played a role on the worship team at various churches. Abundant Life is the first pastoral position they have held and credit much of their pastoral ministry growth the fine pastoral leadership that they have enjoyed while being on staff at Abundant Life.

Who Is He?

Family

Staff Pictures (26 of 34)Staff Pictures (26 of 34) smallPastor Josh met his bride shortly after moving to Dallas in his junior high school years during the early 90’s. Nancy was in the 7th grade while Josh was in the 8th. Though they never officially dated until after their high school years, there was a short time that they flirted with the idea (during his sophomore year and her freshman one). That ended somewhat quickly. Josh was uncomfortable dating her because his older brother was about to marry her older sister. In spite of this, the two stayed good friends throughout high school.

After Josh had completed his first year at Christ For The Nations, he finally realized he wanted to pursue the relationship again. In September of 1999, he took her out on their first “date.” She was already aware of God’s calling on his life. Neither wanted to mess around with traditional dating. Josh explained his feelings and said if she wanted to get married to him, he would like to pursue it. Just over 8 months later, they married on June 3, 2000.

They now have 3 children: Elijah (born in 2003), Isaac (born in 2003), and Gabriella (born in 2007). The live in Dallas near Dallas Baptist University. Behind his relationship with God, his family is next on the list of priorities. The kids are all actively involved in the Kidz Zone, Royal Rangers, Mpact Girls, Junior Bible Quiz, and soon to be HYPE Student Ministries at Abundant Life.Staff Pictures (26 of 34)

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Education

Trinity Christian School

Cedar Hill, TX

1998 – Graduated with his high school diploma from Trinity Christian School as a spiritual leader in his class. He enjoyed playing soccer, tennis, running track, growing in art, serving on national honor society and student council. His successful participation in the national fine arts program of the Assembly of God earned him several scholarships towards his future college tuition.

Christ For The Nations Institute

Dallas, TX

2000 – Graduated with an Associate degree of Practical Theology. During his time at CFNI, he participated on the worship team and began taking classes to learn video production.

Southwestern Assembly of God University

Waxahachie, TX

2002 – Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in General Church Ministries with a minor in church media. He also earned an Associate degree in church ministries at the same time. His wife Nancy would later graduate from SAGU in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in elementary education.

Regent Univeristy

Virginia Beach, VA

2014 – Graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communications.

Testimony

Interests

Family Pics-5 smallOutside of quality family time, Josh most enjoys landscape photography and traveling. He is currently building his library of high end prints to begin holding art shows down in the Bishop Arts District of South Dallas. In addition to his photography endeavors, he enjoys media of all kinds and tackling big things that are new and unknown. The feeling of completing an unlikely project with success is a driving force in many projects that he begins such as being the “builder” of his home, designing and building the kids a large tree house and building a new deck and pergola in their backyard.

Professional Life

Head shots (9 of 15) smallJoshua Weiss began his work in 1998 with CrossTalk International as the ministries graphic design artist and set designer. He moved on to become the ministries primary video editor, cameraman and director of media relations in 2000 after graduating from Christ For The Nations Institute. Joshua then went on to earn a second Associate of Arts degree and Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 2002. He moved into the role of the ministries primary producer in 2004. Through his work as producer and editor within the ministry of CrossTalk, he has also produced the Today With God television series consisting of 37 half hour episodes and an introductory hour-long documentary that asks and answers the questions, “Who Is Jesus?”

Joshua serves as head of productions for Excellence In Christian Broadcasting and is a partner in the company where he is also in the process of producing the new and exciting children’s TV series, “Wize Flix” and “April’s Storybarn.” Since 2004, he has also served as worship & media pastor at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Grand Prairie, TX and is an active member of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) serving on the church media committee.

In 2010, Joshua joined with others in a partnership to build a national television network called “The Walk TV” with over 200 station affiliates and 55 million households nationwide.

Joshua has also been doing professional photography and graphic design since 2007 through a company he started with a former youth pastor of Abundant Life, Doug Wyatt. W2 Creatives serves clientele in all genres of photography, design and print.

Most recently, Joshua has been working with Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith and the school of business at SAGU to develop a brand new missions program whereby students will bring the tool of Today With God and micro-businesses to the mission field through MissionTen.

Here are some pertinent links if these help:
www.joshuadweiss.com
www.crosstalk.org
www.thewalktv.com
www.nrb.org
www.w2creatives.com