John was raised in a military family and spent most of his childhood moving between Central America and the United States. After attending college at Virginia Commonwealth University, John joined the United States Coast Guard. When he was 30 the Lord graciously intervened in his life and saved him. After coming to faith in Christ, John left the Coast Guard to pursue pastoral ministry. He completed the pastoral internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church before coming on staff at CHBC as a pastoral assistant, and later as an assistant pastor. He recently completed his M.Div at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. John is married to the love of his life, Leia, and has two sons, Jack and Knox and a daughter, Grace.