Josh Ganjavi

Josh Ganjavi

Minister of College & Connection

Being the student minister at Cypress Campus of Houston’s First is nothing I ever expected to be part of God’s plan for my life, but I can tell you it is such an incredible blessing from God!

I was born and raised here in Houston and grew up attending Houston’s First under the leadership of Brother John Bisagno. At eight years old, I made a profession of faith in Jesus, but I really came to an understanding of Jesus as Lord of my life in seventh grade.

After graduating from Houston Christian High School in May 2000 and completing my undergrad at Texas A&M University in May of 2004, I moved to North Carolina to pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, completing it in December 2007.

I met Candace, a beautiful young lady from South Carolina, in the spring of 2009 and we were married January of 2010. We are now the proud parents of Nathanael and Levi.

Reading, photography, and being in nature (my most recent adventure was a six-day backpacking trip in Colorado in October 2014) are great loves of mine. Most of my spare time these days is spent corralling and entertaining our boys!

Being able to learn ministry and grow under the leadership of Pastor Gregg Matte and Pastor Jason Swiggart is amazing, and I have the triple privilege of 1) leading an incredible group of volunteers, 2) connecting with parents dedicated to their kids, and 3) investing in a phenomenal group of students — and watching as they fall more in love with Jesus!