JOSH TURANSKY | I LOVE HUMANS PODCAST
Josh is a dedicated church pastor, podcast producer, and Baltimore resident.
Josh is passionate about investigating and resolving challenges facing residents of Southeast Baltimore.
Email Josh: joshturansky[at]gmail[dot]com
How interesting!: Josh lived in East Africa for a year when he was a teenager!
What brought you to Baltimore?
I have lived in Southeast Baltimore since 2016. Our family now lives in Butcher’s Hill. I have been married to Melinda for the past sixteen years and we have three kids: Hudson, Hayden and Hanalei. Our family relocated to Baltimore City to be a part of a new church called Haven City Church. I am the lead pastor for this congregation. We meet in Fells Point on Sunday mornings. I also manage the Compassion Center (1706 Eastern Ave.) in Fells Point.
What do you like about Baltimore?
I love Baltimore. This is the first time I’ve lived in a city and I cannot overstate my love for the city. My favorite things include: walk-ability of the city, all four seasons, the diversity, the heritage, the arts scene, and the common interest in a better Baltimore. I also love working with people. As a pastor, I get to encourage people spiritually, and throughout the week I get to care for people in need.
New Baltimoreans should definitely check out:
I Love Humans Podcast: I am the producer of a podcast called I Love Humans. This is a hyper-local podcast focused on people-care in Southeast Baltimore. It is my objective to discover how different organizations are serving the most vulnerable of our community and to listen to the opinions of those receiving care.
This podcast is areligious and apolitical. I’m not saying that all will agree with all the comments made by me or our guests, but my premise is that caring for fellow humans does not require a specific religious affiliation or political affiliation.
In each episode I attempt to uncover practical and concrete ways Southeast Baltimore residents can participate in people-care.
This project was born out of a personal quest that I undertook to understand people-care in Southeast Baltimore. Since most of my week is spent caring for people in crisis and I am relatively new to the area, I really want to be more familiar with familiar with how people are helped in the city.