Pastor John joined the My UMC family in June 2012. He previously served a church in the Central District but is a native of this area,
having grown up in this area and graduated in 1995 from Central University. Pastor John graduated in 1999 from Asbury Theological Seminary
with a Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor John is convinced that life as a follower of Jesus Christ is not only the way to heaven, but also the way to the most exciting and
satisfying life in this world. Because of this, John’s passions are to connect as many people as possible to God through a relationship with
Jesus and to create an environment within the church community where each person can grow deeper in their faith and experience joy and peace
and fulfillment in life, what the Bible refers to as the abundant life.
Pastor John and his wife, Karen, have been married since 2003, and have three wonderful daughters and a lively little boy, which always keeps
life exciting. When he is not at the church, his favorite activity is spending time with his family doing just about anything.