Guiding verse: Ps. 111: 2 “Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.”

A native son of Crawford County, Josh Nisley was born at Meadville Medical Center, discipled at Plainview Gospel Fellowship, and educated at Faith Builders Christian School from grades 6 – 12. After graduating from the Teacher Apprenticing Program in 2010, Josh taught upper grades at Faith Christian School in Catlett, Virginia for several years before taking a hiatus to continue his own education. In 2016, he earned a BA in English from Regent University while working for Christian Aid Ministries in Jerusalem. Before returning to Faith Builders in 2020, he completed a two-year teaching fellowship at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh while earning an MA in English. 

Jean (Coblentz) Nisley was born and raised in International Falls, Minnesota but spent most of her childhood and teen years in Plain City, Ohio, where her parents served at Deeper Life Ministries. After completing her high school education at home, she worked a variety of jobs, including a few years as elementary teacher at Waynesboro Mennonite School in Georgia. She completed the Ministry Apprenticing Program at Faith Builders in 2010.

Josh and Jean were married on June 18, 2011, a year after they graduated from Faith Builders. They enjoy traveling and experiencing the world together, but more recently they have been focused on making a home in Meadville for their three children, Harper Wynn, Alastair George, and Caedmon John—an adventure all of its own. As a family, they enjoy participating in and anticipating the new creation of Jesus.