John has been in ministry for nearly 30 years and knows full well the challenges, frustrations, and joys of working with people in the context of leadership in the kingdom of God. Strongly relational, he has a deep passion to glorify God by promoting healthy function in the Body of Christ.
As an empowering leader, John has successfully directed a variety of ministries and has developed new ministry efforts including small groups, prayer ministry, teaching, and international church planting. His “whatever it takes” attitude has led him to serve on many levels from volunteer, to paid church staff, to tent-making missionary, to fully supported ministry leader. His years in international ministry have afforded him opportunities to serve along-side church leaders across the denominational spectrum.
John and his wife Elah have been happily married for 18 years and enjoy a full house with their four boys and two foster girls. As a family they testify that love multiplies with each new addition. Together, they have loved and comforted many hundreds of people in their home, both here in the States and internationally.