Rev. Dr. Joshua Talena, is the founder and senior pastor of The Shepherd’s House International, which is headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria.
Joshua Talena was born in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, to a military father. He grew up in the Army barracks and believes that laid his foundation of being a good Nigerian.
He told Kakaaki magazine:
“we have a way of blending in the barracks and that was why I have a good foundation to be a good Nigerian, to be able to intertwine with other tribes whether you are from the South, East or West it doesn’t matter, I am from the core North East, which is predominantly 70% Muslims and 30% Christians”.
Dr. Joshua Talena is a Northern youth leader of the PFN and one of the pioneer members of the CAN youth in the North.
He served under Pastor Abel Damina in Akwa Ibom state as a resident pastor, before founding his church (Shepherd House International) in Jos, Plateau State.