Joshua comes to Orange from Waco, where he studied at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary and was a member at First Baptist Church Waco for several years. Joshua previously worked as a Chaplaincy Services Assistant at Waco Center for Youth, a residential psychiatric treatment facility for teenagers run by the state of Texas. He also has served in a variety of volunteer capacities at different local churches and ministries in Texas and in his home state of Missouri.
Joshua's parents, Wayne and Christine Sharp, faithfully raised Joshua and his two sisters in the Christian faith and served for several years as missionaries in Chihuahua, Mexico. Joshua spent most of his childhood in the Lake of the Ozarks region in Missouri and was baptized at age 12 in Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church in Montreal, MO. Joshua completed his bachelor's degree in psychology and Christian studies at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, before moving to Texas to study for his Master of Divinity at Truett Seminary.