Dr. Carmichael, an ordained minister and board certified chaplain, is Interim Director of Pastoral Care at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Demopolis, Alabama.
He is also a faculty member of Birmingham Theological Seminary’s Tuscaloosa Learning Center (BTS), an affiliate member of the faculty of Huntingdon College, and an open air preacher. Previously, he was a Bible and English teacher at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, AL, a hospice chaplain, history and Bible teacher at Eastwood Christian School in Montgomery, AL and Material Handler at FedEx Express in Louisville, KY. He has also served in pastoral ministry in Mississippi, South Carolina, and Kentucky.
Josh’s training includes the following: MBA (The University of Alabama), M.Div. (Reformed Theological Seminary-Jackson, MS), Ph.D (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), and five units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) received at Spiritual Health at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA and The Ingalls Center for Pastoral Ministry at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.
His dissertation covers the intersection of the disciplines of church history, systematic theology, biblical spirituality and Christian worship. It’s title is “The Hymns of Anne Steele in John Rippon’s Selection of Hymns: A Theological Analysis in the Context of the English Particular Baptist Revival.” It has been published by the Pickwick imprint of Wipf and Stock with the title: The Sung Theology of the Particular Baptist Revival.
Josh served as solo pastor of two churches, in Greensboro and Newborn, Alabama, from 2011-2015, as stated supply of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Selma, Alabama from 2015-2018, and as solo pastor of Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church (the photo above) in Fort Deposit, Alabama from 2018-2021.
He is married and has six sons.
[The photo on the front page of the website is the historic Newbern Presbyterian Church in Newbern, Alabama.]