John grew up on a farm in Kansas and is the youngest of six children. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s in divinity from Samford University. He has been married to his wife, Debbie, since 1986, and together they have three adult sons. Prior to becoming the founding pastor at Centerpoint, John served as an area director for Young Life in Houston, Texas, and as a teaching pastor at Frazer UMC in Montgomery, Alabama. John loves finding new and creative methods to share the Gospel with unchurched people. His calling in life is to share the good news of Christ with a prophetic voice. John enjoys spending time with his family and occasionally playing a game of pick-up basketball.