By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, May 1, 2017 Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced that Joshua Pendergrass has been appointed as Communication Director. The appointment was effective Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Gov. Ivey said, “Since taking office, I have worked to fill my team with men and women of the highest integrity. As we seek to restore Alabama’s image, I am glad to add folks like Josh Pendergrass who will work every day to steady the ship of state and improve Alabama’s image.”
The Executive Director of the Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP), Joe Godfrey said, “Josh Pendergrass is a faithful husband, father, and community servant. Having served on our ALCAP Board in recent years, Josh has demonstrated a perceptive knowledge of the major issues facing our state and has stood strong on the conservative values that are important to the people of Alabama. His appointment shows Governor Ivey’s desire to have an administration committed to conservative values and the highest level of integrity and honesty.”
Pendergrass holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lambuth University and a law degree from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. Pendergrass has nearly a decade of experience working in communication and media relations. He has also worked on several legislative and statewide campaigns in both Alabama and Tennessee.
Perndergrass has been in private law practice since 2011 and has served as the Senior Pastor at Bethany Baptist Church in Crane Hill, since 2013. He and his wife Leslie have been married since 2010 and they have a two-month-old son, Thomas.
Gov. Kay Ivey has been working to put her own team in place after rising to be Governor when former Governor Robert Bentley (R) finally resigned.