About Justin

Justin Poythress began serving as assistant pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers in 2020. He grew up in suburbs of Philadelphia. He completed his undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, after which he stayed in Nashville two years, working as a middle school teacher. He then moved back to Philadelphia and completed his M.Div. at Westminster Theological Seminary in 2015. He moved to Carmel, Indiana, right after to begin working as assistant pastor there for five years. He met his wife, Liz, in Indianapolis and they got married in 2018. They are proud parents of one daughter, Ellie, and one golden doodle, Ezekiel.

Writing experience has come through a variety of mediums, including seven years of blogging on fast food business. He is a regular contributing author to Reformation21, and he’s written a chapter for the book Redeeming the Life of the Mind.

The most significant spiritual and philosophical influences in Justin’s life include his father, Vern Poythress; also John Piper, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Augustine, and Tim Keller. His pastimes include being disappointed by the Dallas Cowboys, finding good brunch spots with Liz, books on audio, character-driven sitcoms, and traveling.