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Joshua R. Smith

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Missional Leadership

BA, Azusa Pacific University

MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary

DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary


Joshua Robert Smith, DMin, has served as the founding pastor of Mountainside Communion – A Church of the Nazarene in Monrovia, CA, for the last 14 years. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, teaching courses in Christian Community, Christian Worship, and Missional Leadership. Dr. Smith is also the Staff Lead for the Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley, has served as the president of the Monrovia Ministerial Association, and is affiliated with The Missional Network. Josh lives in Monrovia with his wife, Arianna Smith, a nursing professor, and their three sons: Caleb, Zachary, and Luke.