The Rev. Josh Bennett

Josh and his wife Jess have been on staff at Ascension since 2020. Josh currently serves as the Youth Director for both middle and high school and the interim director of the Contemporary Worship Music Ministry.

Both youth and music ministry played meaningful roles in Josh’s own teenage years. Growing up in Ohio, Josh encountered the Lord’s love and grace at an early age through his family and church, and it was this love that would propel him into a life of ministry.

Josh attended Moody Bible Institute where he received a B.A. in Pastoral Studies and where he met Jess. The two would go on to live in Eastern Europe as missionaries, before returning to Pittsburgh to receive their Masters of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry while working as youth ministers at Allegheny Center Alliance Church. After graduation, they came to Ascension and began the process of ordination. Both Jess and Josh were ordained to the Priesthood in January of 2023, and have deeply enjoyed the gift of serving you all — the Body of Christ.