Josh Benton serves as Send Relief’s national vice president. Send Relief is a collaboration between the
International and North American Mission Boards and serves as a unified platform for Southern Baptists
to offer help and hope to the most vulnerable through compassion ministries worldwide. In his role,
Josh leads Send Relief’s North American ministry efforts, which includes operating and expanding
ministry centers in cities across the U.S., and partnering with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to respond
crisis and disasters.
Prior to joining Send Relief, Josh was an economic and workforce development professional with the
Commonwealth of Kentucky for over fifteen years. During that time, he served in a variety of roles,
including executive director of workforce and community development as well as the deputy secretary
of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In addition to a career of public
service, Josh served in bi-vocational student ministry for eight years.
He is a graduate of Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY and holds master’s degrees in both Public
Administration and Christian Missions.
Josh and his wife, Emily, live in a suburb of Atlanta with their four children.