NGU News

Josh Kimbrell ’07

English | Economics

Occupation: South Carolina Senator for District 11

Success Josh KimbrellJosh had an interest in history and politics as early as the age of 12. He didn’t know why he held his specific beliefs, but coming to NGU changed it all for him. “I was really, truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life.” He says that his faith “deepened substantially” at NGU.

He credited the university with helping him learn that, as a Christian, “you can’t have [the] sacred-secular split,” keeping your religious values away from your public life — in his case, both business and politics. The most significant experiences at NGU that prepared him for politics included hosting his show on the student radio station WNGR-LP 95.5 FM; serving as vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA); and taking classes in economics, writing, and Christian worldview.

He is the owner of an aviation leasing and charter service company. Since graduating from NGU, Kimbrell has also been involved in politics at the local, state, and national levels. He has served as chairman of the Spartanburg County Republican Party, founder and chairman of the Palmetto Conservative Alliance Foundation, a conservative analyst to Fox News, and a contributor to conservative news source He also hosts a daily conservative talk radio program titled “Common Cents” on Christian Talk 92.9FM/660AM.

© North Greenville University. All Rights Reserved. | Accessibility Statement

North Greenville University (NGU) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.