Apostle Josh Sparks was born on February 21st 1979 at Kings Daughters medical Center in Ashland Kentucky to two Apostolic Holy Ghost filled parents. Born prematurely and crippled in his right leg and very sick Bro. Sparks Dad and Mom believed God and Bro. Sparks leg was healed at 8 days old at the paramount arts center where the late Evangelist R.A West was preaching and laid hands on Bro. Sparks and God healed him.
Although reared up as a child under the ministry of R.A West and although attending the United Pentecostal Church where he was raised as a youngster Bro. Sparks walk with God began on January 23rd 1991 by the side of His daddy’s bed where he knelt down and cried out to God in Repentence.
In July of 1991 Bro. Sparks was called to preach in a vision where the Lord appeared to him and called him as a 13 year old teenager to preach the revelation of Jesus Christ and Salvation in and through the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12).
Although Apostolic in Faith, Bro. Sparks parents were no longer attending church and Bro. Sparks ministry began in the Church of God (Cleveland Tennessee) in Cattletsburg Ky. After preaching several times to the youth group Bro. Sparks approached the pastor to ask if he could minister to the congregation and the pastor wouldnt let him because and this is a quote “I cant let you because your Jesus Only”.
This was the greatest thing spoken to Bro. Sparks because he left and ran to the local United Pentecostal Church in Ashland where the late Rev. George O. Cumpton was Pastor. This proved to be the Lord directing Bro. Sparks because Bro. Cumpton mentored Bro.Sparks and helped him to develop his calling in God. Bro. Sparks attended there for 7 years.
As a young teenager Bro. Sparks while living at home, was visited by missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. While never believing their doctrine, Bro. Sparks was intrigued by the Book of Mormon(Record of the Nephites) and when told of the promise found in The Record, he did in fact pray and ask God if the Record was true and the Lord revealed too him that it was true. This completely changed Bro. Sparks life forever. For years he tried to get away from the testimony he had received but the words of Moroni spoke too him, (Moroni 10:3-5) 3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
Even after this testimony, Bro. Sparks continued on in what he had been taught to be true. He continued preaching in the Apostolic Pentecostal Church. In 2000 Bro. Sparks was licensed with the ALJC and Pastored the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Ashland Kentucky before entering Evangelism again and has been Evangelizing ever since.
In 2005 Breaking the Silence International Evangelistic Ministries Inc was organized and became a non profit organization in the state of Kentucky with ministers and friends all over the world.
In 2002 Bro. Sparks came in contact with a Church that was Oneness in it’s view of the Godhead, and believed in the True New Birth Experience, but this group had received Revelation from God, in our time through prophets just like those of old. This revelation (The Word of the Lord Brought to mankind by an Angel) was brought to these Prophets by the very Angel mentioned in (Revelation 14:6), Bro. Sparks had a vision and while he was seated in the local community Park in this vision, an Angel from Heaven appeared before him and Bro. Sparks couldn’t understand why everyone else didn’t see this Angel. The Angel unrolled a scroll and on it was written the Word of the Lord. Even after this testimony of the truthfulness of the coming messenger, Bro. Sparks continued writing, preaching and Evangelizing.
Finally after Bro. Sparks wife Melissa too had received a testimony that the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message. The Assured Way of the Lord was in fact the continuation or the restoration of the Church Jesus established in 33AD, Bro Sparks along with His Wife and oldest Son were Baptized April 17th 2015 by Apostle Leonard Draves in Independence Missouri, Confirmed members of the Church and received the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands by Apostle Leonard Draves, Apostle Mike Greenwell and Apostle Richard Johnson.
Apostle Leonard Draves, being led by the Holy Ghost, Ordained Bro. Sparks as An Apostle, and the quorum of the 12 Apostles all lifted up their voice in agreement, and Bro. Sparks was Ordained by Prophecy and the laying on of hands as an Apostle in the Lord’s Church.