John was born and raised in a Christian home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was saved at an early age and felt the call of God to preach the gospel a few years later. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Pensacola Christian College in 1994. He met his future wife, Beth, while attending Pensacola.
September 1995, John moved to Utah to serve at Bible Baptist Church
as supervisor of the Christian school and youth director at the church.
He married Beth on June 8, 1996.
March 1997, the Lord directed them to move back east to continue his
education. John started attending Temple Baptist Seminary in
Chattanooga, Tennessee where he graduated with a Master of Arts in
Biblical Studies. While
attending seminary, he served the Lord at Tri-County Baptist Temple in
Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served in Sunday School, church-wide
visitation, children's church, nursing home ministry, treasurer, and
preached from time to time. While
at Tri-County, John and Beth went on a missionís trip to Mexico.
While on this trip, God started working on their hearts to come back to
started deputation and after three years God opened the door for them to
come out to Utah permanently. They moved to Utah in December 2006 to
begin their ministry. God
opened the door for them to take over the ministry at Lighthouse Baptist
Church in August 2008. They have three children.
are being faithful and serving the Lord and are willing to help and
serve anyone whom the Lord directs into their path. Their prayer is that
they can be a blessing to all who call or visit them at Lighthouse