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Josh Linman grew up in Orlando, Florida. He loves many things about the south including his alma mater (Florida State), Chick-fil-a, and, most of all, his North Carolina born wife, Laura. 


Josh and Laura have been married since 2015. They are passionate about sharing life and faith with other people. One of the ways they do this is as licensed foster parents. Josh and Laura love sharing meals with friends, exploring new places with their dogs Scout and Jovie, and visiting their extended family in western North Carolina. 


Josh is a graduate of Florida State University and Luther Seminary. Prior to serving as the Pastor/Mission Developer for the New Messiah, he was a pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny, Iowa and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Josh’s passion in life and ministry is to cultivate and multiply disciple-making communities that bring God’s love to the world.  You can follow him at www.joshlinman.com


Josh Linman

Born in Galesburg Illinois Steve started playing the organ when he was four. his mother was an organ teacher hence the early start. His love and practice for music has continued throughout his life both as a hobby and professionally. He has become proficient with several instruments including the piano and double bass. Willing to play many forms of music from classical to country bluegrass his favorite genre is jazz.

Having sung in choir’s from an early age he still continues to enjoy choral singing (when not playing!) as well as from The America Song Book.

Interim Music Director

Steven Brown

2019 Congregational Council

Harriet Barger
Gary Brinker, President
Tracy Brown
Betty Key
Tommy Lane
Karen McIntyre, Secretary
Tim Tallent
Lisa Turner
Beth Melendez, Treasurer, non-voting member

The Lutheran Church of the Messiah is becoming...

The Common Table

a new church community in Decatur

465 Clairemont Ave. 

Decatur, GA 30030

404-373 -1682

The Common Table is a mission congregation of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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