A life-long resident of Jacksonville, John has been a member of FBC JAX since 1970. The impact of growing up here has resulted in a strong foundation of faith in God, a love for the Bible, and zeal for this church. The son of a builder, John graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Building Construction. He returned to Jacksonville to begin a 20-year career track that included working in his family’s construction business, commercial property development, and finally the establishment of his own business, which he led for eight years. During these years, John faithfully served as a Bible Teacher, Deacon, Vice-Chairman of Deacons, and Finance Committee member at FBC JAX. He was also Chairman of the Building Committee during the construction of several projects at the church, including the Children's Building and Welcome Center. In 2000, John followed God's call to close his business and join the FBC JAX staff as Facilities Administrator. In 2005, John was selected to serve as Executive Pastor of Business Administration. In 2011, he was appointed Senior Executive Pastor.
John’s desire in ministry is to create an environment for God to do heart change in the lives of people. He believes that when the minister finds joy in God, that joy spills over into the lives of others helping them to enjoy God and worship Him. For this pursuit He claims the truth of Psalm 37:4: "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." John married his high school sweetheart, Ann. They have a son and a daughter. He enjoys reading, writing, fishing, art and music.