Josh was born in Springfield, Missouri and grew up in the Springfield area. He felt the Lord calling him to missions at the age of 19 and graduated from Central Bible College in 2001 with a degree in Missions. After graduation, Josh served as youth pastor and later as associate pastor at Forest Avenue A/G in Springfield. He began working at the Assemblies of God Headquarters in 2005, which is where he met Carmen. Josh enjoys running, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Carmen was born and raised in southeast Kansas. The Lord gave her a burden for Cambodia when she was 14. She studied Cross-Cultural Missions at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. After graduation, she moved to Springfield, Missouri and started working at the Assemblies of God Headquarters in 2002. Carmen was blessed to spend a summer in Cambodia in 2003 that confirmed the calling God placed on her heart as a teenager. In 2005 some 'matchmaking' friends introduced her to Josh... and the rest is history! Josh & Carmen were married on September 2, 2006. A few years later they were approved as AG missionaries on November 4, 2008.
Emma Claire is now 7 years old and loves living in Cambodia. Hard to believe she is in 2nd Grade! Our spunky little MK (Missionary Kid) makes people smile everywhere she goes.
Jude Samuel is the newest addition to the Lovelace family and we are absolutely in love with him. He likes to eat, run & climb... that's about it for now. But it sure is fun to cuddle our little miracle (when we can catch him)!