The Rev. Josh Bennett

Josh serves as one of Ascension’s two fellows, the other being his wife Jess. The goal of this fellowship is to mentor and equip up-and-coming clergy as ministers of the Gospel — and it is to this end that Josh and Jess feel called. 

Discerning the call to full time ministry at a young age, Josh began serving in his local church during middle school and high school, being mentored by pastors and other leaders. He then attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where he received his B.A. in Pastoral and Biblical Studies, and, more importantly, where he met Jess.

Following graduation, Jess and Josh spent 8 months overseas with missionaries in Eastern Europe, returning to Pittsburgh to attend Trinity School for Ministry in 2017. During their three years in seminary, Jess and Josh worked as youth ministers at Allegheny Center Alliance Church. During this time, they also had two delightful children. They graduated with their Masters in Divinity in May 2020 and were ordained as Deacons in May of 2022. Lord willing, Jess and Josh will continue on to be ordained as Priests and to serve in his Church here in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.