After serving as missionaries in China for nearly a decade, the Golackson family moved back to the States in April, 2015 in order to be a part of an exciting work of the Lord in Wisconsin. During their time on the mission field, Josh and Lindsey became convinced of the necessity of healthy, local gospel-preaching churches. This conviction was especially strengthened for Josh as he pursued and completed his Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
Josh began a church-planting apprenticeship at Emmaus Road Church in Appleton in the fall of 2015 and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in January, 2016. A core group from Emmaus Road was formed from people living in the Oshkosh area and Living Stone Church held its first public worship service on October 1st, 2017. Living Stone Church is seeking to be a community of Christ followers who know, love, and serve God and others as they seek to be a witness for Christ in Oshkosh and beyond.