Award for Pastor Josh

In May, 2017, Aaron McCabe nominated Pastor Joshua Howard for the Nazarene Timothy Award. This special award was established in 1995 by the Nazarene Youth International General Council to recognize — in a tangible way — outstanding service, sacrifice, and personal commitment to youth through NYI at the local, district, regional, or general level. The Timothy Award embodies the words of the Apostle Paul, who recognized Timothy’s commitment to the needs of others: “I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare” (Philippians 2:20). It was Timothy who had been encouraged to “not let anyone look down upon you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, NYI’s theme verse). His legacy was his genuine interest in the welfare of others, a description given by the one who knew him best.

Part of Aaron’s nomination letter reads: “what makes Pastor Josh most valuable is his unwavering passion to see youth know Christ…and to submit himself to the calling that would allow him to serve God toward that end…a man of God who has given over ten years of his ministry to see youth know Christ, and he has done it well….”

The NYI Council agreed and has awarded Pastor Josh this honor. You can see his name in the permanent database record at

Congratulations, Pastor Joshua Howard! We celebrate this achievement with you and are thankful for your service to God and Valley Chapel.

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