John grew up going to church in his hometown of Center, Texas. He was saved as a teenager and in college saw his faith deepen and mature as he discovered more about living a Christ-pursuing life. Having completed a BA in Information Technology with a minor in Religious Studies, John currently works as a Systems Engineer. He and his wife, Valerie, joined New Life in 2016.

John’s heart for the local church has led him to serve in numerous capacities at New Life, currently as a Life Group Leader and Deacon. He loves the expository preaching he hears each Sunday and the emphasis put on members actively serving in the church. He is passionate about creating deep and meaningful relationships to advance the Kingdom for the glory of God. A family man and self-professed nerd, John spends his free time with his family, including kids Theodore and Gracelyn, and friends, often adventuring on their latest DnD campaign.