Who We Are
WELCOME TO MINISTRY HQ!
A Message from Josh Triestman, CEO
In 2010, by the divine hand of God, I became the youth pastor at Lehigh Baptist Church in Northeast Philadelphia. Within three short years, the youth group more than tripled in size, and yet maintained a family like atmosphere filled with love and encouragement, while edifying and building each other. We focused on helping students think outside themselves, showing them God’s love and how the Word of God is relevant to their world.
These students live in an evil, dangerous world, and each day they face battles and temptations unlike any generation before them. The Word of God tells us these battles are not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness; they are against the evil spiritual forces of the heavenly realms. So we created a place where these young people can come weekly into this environment that not only encourages them, it also teaches them how to encourage others and how to get strengthened by receiving the inspiration needed to face another week. This is how HQ was born.
Helping People, Help Others
HQ has been established for charitable, religious, and educational purposes. Our mission is simple: to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage growth by creating safe environments that promote consideration of others focused on, but not limited to, youth and young adults. We are dedicated to serving anyone in any community in need. Whether that means the homeless, the elderly, the local church, or you, HQ is here to serve.
Why We Serve
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. –Galatians 5:13