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 is a Cherokee Nation citizen who grew up in the foothills of the Oklahoma Ozarks and the big thicket of East Texas before moving west to Idaho. Married for over 18 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 where they helped start and then led 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 adventure with the Creator King. In October 2018, they moved to Kuna, Idaho with the goal of creating a faith community focused on helping people explore the mystery of the Creator.

Joshua is the author of The Here and Not Yet: What is Kingdom Theology and why does it matter? (Vineyard International Publishing, 2017) as well as an avid blogger at WildGooseChase.org and contributing author on Vineyard Missions USA’s website (VineyardMissions.org). Joshua holds a B.S. in Business Administration and minor in Cross-Cultural Studies from LeTourneau University (Longview, Texas) along with Master of Ministry degree through St. Stephen’s University (St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada). In 2007 he was awarded a certificate of ministry through Vineyard Leadership Institute (VLI).