Josh and Anna met while working together at the Historic Savannah Theatre in Savannah, GA. Josh was the guitarist, and Anna was the stage manager. A wonderful friendship grew into love and a lifetime partnership. Their love only grew deeper when the Lord blessed them with their precious daughter Brenna. God's plans for their lives led them both to careers in ministry for The Chapel Effingham for many years. Josh still works as Family Ministry Director while Anna has changed roles to full time homeschool teacher for Brenna and co-owner/creator for HolleyHouse Productions. They feel so blessed that God has made a way for them to pursue their creative endeavors while faithfully serving Him by providing ways to reach kids for His kingdom.
This dream of creating family-friendly entertainment, both Biblical and secular, started with Josh's love of cartooning. He created a fun way for the kids of our church to memorize scripture. Word Weirdos were born (trading cards with original characters the kids could earn by reciting the verses from the cards). From there, Josh started creating comics and other exciting things with the characters. God has blessed Josh with a magnificent imagination and lots of stories to tell. He developed Right On! comics for some of his fun, secular story ideas. When Anna asked what she could do to join the fun, she started coloring the projects. And then Brenna's love of make-believe and making up her own stories and characters added to the creative train. In 2020, the necessity to provide online content for our church's Kids Ministry led to our household making weekly videos to connect with the kids who now had to watch from home. This grew to include comic adaptations of the Bible stories and the inspiration that more families might enjoy what we've been providing for our flock. From there, HolleyHouse productions was born!