A native of Dripping Springs, Texas, John has served as a full time preacher and minister for the Dripping Springs congregation since May of 2001. He began preaching in Dripping Springs in 1998 while working as a full time member of the faculty at the Southwest School of Bible Studies in Austin, Texas and still continues with the school teaching on a part-time basis. Prior to his work with Southwest, John served as the campus minister and director of the Bible chair at the University church of Christ in San Marcos, Texas, located near Texas State University. He is a certified public school teacher and a graduate of Southwest Texas State University, where he earned both a B.S. in Education and a Masters in Education degree in the department of Counseling and Psychological Services. He has also done postgraduate work at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Jerusalem University, Austin Graduate School of Theology, and Abilene Christian University where he completed his work for the Master of Arts in Religious Studies. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Austin Graduate School of Theology teaching college accredited Bible classes in the Dripping Springs community.
In addition to his work at the Dripping Springs congregation, John continues to teach part-time at the Southwest School of Bible Studies, serves on the advisory board of World Video Bible School, and completed 9 years of service as a school board trustee for the Dripping Springs Independent School District. He is the assistant director of the annual Southwest Bible Camp, and the Director of the annual AIM Youth Leadership camp at Peach Valley. He is the narrator and author of both the book and video, Searching For Truth, and served from 2005 through 2008 as a co-editor of the monthly periodical The Gospel Journal. John is also the narrator and instructor of Learning to Use the Greek New Testament, a thorough study of New Testament Greek presented in 35 lessons on 13 DVDs. Since 1986 he has preached in Gospel Meetings in over eighteen states, and has conducted or participated in yearly campaigns to various foreign countries including Jamaica, Tobago, Malaysia, and Singapore. John is married, and he and his wife Carla have three sons, Jordan (daughter-in-law, Erin), Jacob, and Micah.