Growing up in Garland, TX, John received a Bachelor's of Science in Children & Family Ministries from John Brown University. He then went on to earn a Masters of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
John joined the staff at New Life Baptist as Student Pastor in 2009, and in 2015, the church called him as co-pastor with Dr. Sid Sample. John very much loves the people and mission at New Life Baptist, and is very excited about where God is leading us!
John's wife, Tara, is a pediatrician at ACH & UAMS, and they have have loved every minute being married the last 10 years. Their greatest joy is raising their three young children, and their greatest desire is to raise them to never wander, waver, or want anything more than they want Jesus.