Wild Goose Chase

A Bit More About Joshua S. Hopping


Joshua is a passionate follower of the Creator King with a missional heart and a love of people. He considers himself a Christian mystic with an emphasis on living out the inaugurated eschatology of Kingdom Theology within one’s daily life. By holding in tension the victory and suffering of the cross, Joshua seeks to embrace the missional journey of following Jesus while knowing that he is saved, being saved, and will one day be saved. Furthermore, he holds to a center set mindset that focus on the personal journey of individual people rather than a one-time event established through doctrine, theology or tradition.

Joshua grew up in the foothills of the Oklahoma Ozarks and the big thicket of East Texas before moving west to Idaho. Married for over 15 years, he and his wife, Emily, have had the privilege of sharing the love of God with people across three continents and nine countries. In 2006 they moved to Sweet, Idaho, a small rural village in the foothills of the West Mountains, where they helped start and then pastored the Sweet Vineyard Christian Fellowship. They turned the leadership of the church over to a new couple in June 2014 and embarked on a new yet-to-be-defined adventure with the Creator King.

Joshua is an avid blogger at “WildGooseChase.org” where he posts book reviews, life thoughts and whatever else he finds interesting. Joshua received an undergraduate degree in business administration from LeTourneau University along with a minor in cross-cultural studies. In 2007 he was awarded a certificate of ministry through Vineyard Leadership Institute (VLI). He is currently pursuing a Master of Ministry degree through St. Stephen’s University (SSU) in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.