Josh Hershberger

Josh Hershberger

Executive Director & Counsel

Josh is an attorney, minister and speaker. Josh represents churches and Christian ministries throughout much of the United States, serves as a teaching pastor at his church in southeast Indiana and speaks at churches, conference and other ministry events about living out the Gospel in a post-Christian culture. His experience as an attorney includes representing Christian ministries in state and federal court, advocating for Christian ideas in the public square and equipping ministries and individual Christians to form new efforts to impact their communities. Josh is also a PK (Pastor’s kid; he thinks he survived that experience). Josh lives in Hanover, Indiana with his wife Carissa, daughter Aryana and son Gabriel.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Media Director & Paralegal

Michael is a paralegal, media director and businessman. Michael is a Liberty University graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in business and media and an Associate’s degree in Religion. He has served with Bold Church Initiative since July of 2017.

Larry L. Crain

Larry L. Crain

Sr. Counsel

Larry L. Crain is a nationally recognized constitutional lawyer, frequent lecturer and commentator.  He has litigated, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and religious freedom. He has litigated a broad spectrum of constitutional issues on a national level before the United States Supreme Court, the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the Supreme Court of Tennessee. His litigation experience on issues of constitutional law spans 26 states. Larry resides in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Brian L. Schuette

Brian L. Schuette

Senior Counsel

Brian Schuette is a seasoned civil litigator with over 25 years of experience in law practice. Brian has extensive experience representing and advising churches on a variety of issues, including conflict resolution, organizational document review and drafting, church personnel issues and the legal aspects of church governance. He has worked with churches from Florida to New York to Wyoming and many states in between. Brian is actively engaged in his church and teaches a college/career small group. Brian resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky.