Welcome to Joshua Mountain Ministries!

This site is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of the Joshua Foundation, started by bestselling author  Fr. Joseph F. Girzone in 1995.

The purpose of the Joshua adventure is to make Jesus real to a world that knows little about Him. Even to the world of religious people who love the scriptures or church, but know little about Jesus. Joshua Mountain is a place where people can come to develop a deeper understanding of the Jesus whom the Jewish people met two thousand years ago as he came walking down the street.


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About our Founder

Fr. Joseph F. Girzone (1930-2015)

International bestselling author Joseph F. Girzone is the creator of the popular and inspiration Joshua books, an imaginative retelling of the life of Jesus. Fr. Girzone retired from the active priesthood in 1981 and devoted his life to writing about Jesus. In 1995, he established the Joshua Foundation, an organization dedicated to make Jesus better known throughout the world. He passed away in 2015.

New York Times obituary

National Catholic Reporter story


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Joshua Project

The Joshua Foundation is affiliated with The Joshua Project, a nonprofit group of faith based volunteers working for social justice in our communities by improving the lives of those who are most vulnerable. Through education, guidance, support and existing services, our goal is to be the heart and hands of Christ building self-reliance, dignity and self-sufficiency in our brothers and sisters thereby creating hope for generations to come.


The Joshua Project will be distributing 384 turkeys plus 40 sit-down dinners to families in 3 counties: Schoharie, Montgomery and Schenectady, This is in partnership with Catholic Charities.

For more information, visit the Joshua Project website.

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Contact Information

Patrick Costello

(518) 937-2422


Joshua Project partners with United Way

Diocese of Albany Article (Sept 2018)

books by fr. girzone

Click on the book to learn more and/or to purchase.  Click here for a comprehensive list and description of his books.

Click here to access books written by Sr. Dorothy K. Ederer, O.P.



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The next Joshua Retreat will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Altamont, New York.

More details as the date approaches.


About the Father Joseph F. Girzone Crystal Pillar of the Community Award

In 1975, Fr. Girzone founded the Montgomery County Office for Aging.

In 2000, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. established the Father Joseph F. Girzone Crystal Pillar of the Community Award.  This award is given to a community member who exemplifies Fr. Joe's vision and community service.  "He has been a  guiding light for our agency and staff," said Eileen Broyles, former director of the Office.  Father Girzone was also the first recipient of the award in 2000.


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Deacon Gary Riggi, Spiritual Advisor/Speaker

Sharon Riggi


Advisor to the Board

Sr. Dorothy Ederer, O.P.


Webmaster:  Christopher Tremblay



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About our Logo

Designed by Theresa Girzone

The Joshua logo was designed over 20 years ago by Joe's niece, Theresa, after a heartfelt discussion with Joe about his vision of offering a better understanding of Jesus through the creation of his modern day parable, Joshua. 

Theresa recalls Joe identifying both Jesus and Joshua as embodying a simple lifestyle, while teaching and exemplifying the simple message of love, kindness and compassion. 

They agreed the simplicity of the traditional biblical leather sandal would visually remind his readers of the historical Jesus, while inviting them on a modern day journey with a soon to be, Beloved Friend, Joshua.

The Joshua Logo is available in pewter as a small lapel pin to wear and be reminded of your relationship to the modern day Christ-like friend, Joshua, and to invite others on the journey to better know Christ, while living the message of his simplicity and Love. 

The Joshua Lapel Pin, is available through the The Joshua Mountain Ministries. 

 Theresa Girzone King is an Artist, and Jewelry Designer. She holds a Bachelors degree in design from The College of St. Rose. Theresa lives in Guilderland NY, with her husband, Glenn, and their triplets, Sally, John and Charlotte, along with their pug, Melvin.