JOSH AND JESSICA BYRD
The Byrds co-founded BBIC with Elvis and Callie Tidwell in 2012. People thought they were crazy to sell everything they owned and move to Central America, but they knew it was what God wanted from them. Jess ran the medical clinic at the City of Refuge and Josh headed up the police ministry while they weren't hosting teams, physically building the ministry from the ground up, and fostering relationships in the community.
After living in Guatemala for 5 years to get the ministry up and running, they transitioned back home to the States and adopted their son Jackson.
Josh and Jess continue to lead the ministry stateside. Josh manages Southern Benefits Insurance while serving as President of the BBIC Board of Directors. Jess is a nurse practitioner, still meeting the physical needs of her patients and serving as a board member.