Josh is proof of the American Dream.

Josh Pendergrass grew up poor, but because we live in the greatest country on earth, Josh’s past didn’t have to dictate his future.

Like many, Josh grew up in a single-parent home. His mom often worked two or three jobs to raise her three boys. Times were tough.

Josh had every reason to give up on the American dream.

But he found a way, thanks to a great education, caring teachers — and lots of hard work. Today, Josh is a local small businessman, lawyer and Baptist pastor.

He is a well-known advocate for conservative values. He has championed pro-life issues, Second Amendment rights, and has advocated for good-paying jobs all across our state and nation.

Josh has served as communications director for Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Policy Institute. Other accomplishments include pastoring several local churches, working as COO of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, and running his own law firm specializing in juvenile advocacy.

He is a small businessman running several e-commerce businesses, a consulting firm, and he does BBQ catering for special events. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Wadsworth Baptist Church.

A life-threatening illness in 2018 caused Josh to refocus his priorities and recommit to serving people, which is why he’s running to represent the citizens of District 88.

“Serving people is my purpose. I’m not interested in being a politician, I’m only interested in making a positive difference for families, families just like mine.”

The first person in his family to attend college, Josh holds a bachelor’s degree from Lambuth University, a Masters in Theology, and a law degree from Faulkner University.

He is happily married to Leslie, a nurse practitioner, and is a proud father to their adopted son, Thomas. The family lives in Prattville with their three dogs.