John was taught and understood the Gospel from a young age. He trusted Christ as his personal Saviour at the early age of 6 under the preaching ministry of Pastor Daily, at Blue Ridge Baptist Temple.
Shortly after John married his wife, Misty, they were lead to attend and serve at New Testament Baptist Church, under Pastor J.C. Joiner. There John worked as a leader in the youth department and surrendered to preach and to serve full-time ministry.
In 2002, John began attending Heartland Baptist Bible College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies. During his years at HBBC, John was an active member at Southwest Baptist Church, worked with the youth, and led the church’s pre-teen department.
Since graduating Bible college, John has worked faithfully and solely in full-time ministry, filling positions of Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor and College Director. In 2009, he joined the pastoral staff at Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberal, KS, under the leadership of Pastor Bill Prater.
Shortly after John’s surrender to preach, God burdened his heart for church planting. In January 2012, John’s burden became God’s call to Scottsdale, AZ. He and his family moved to the Scottsdale area in August of 2013 to start the NorthWay Baptist Church. On November 3, 2013, they watched God do wonders on their Grand Opening service and look forward to seeing what God will continue to do in the years to come.