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 (January 8), 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.