Pastor John

I grew up in Winter Park, Florida and attended University of Central Florida, graduating in 1980.  After several years as a recording artist for Heartland Records, I attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and earned my Master of Divinity in 1987.  For twenty-five years, I served in a local church in many different roles, including youth pastor and assistant pastor.  Since 2009, I have been privileged to serve as the Pastor of Good News.


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My family includes my wife Sandy (wonderful mother and wife); Johsua James (Civil Servant/Musician); Brittany Sarah (Anesthetist CRNA/Musician); John Michael (Cattleman/Athlete/Musician); Seth David (Rocker/Musician). Our family has grown over the last few years with the addition of two daughter-in-laws (Jackie – married to Joshua) and (Kaitlyn – married to John Michael).

Fun Facts About Pastor John

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


Chore I Most Dislike

Cleaning up vomit

Little Known Fact About Me

My grandfather still holds the football punt return record at NC State University "Go Pack!"

Things That Make Me Most Nervous

Mosquitoes that are unslapped!

If I Could Choose Anyone To Be My Mentor

Billy Graham

If I Wrote One Book It Would Be About

The excellence and simplicity of Good News

Favorite Vacation Spot

Montreat, NC

BBQ or Seafood

BBQ - "Duh"

Life Verse

Ps: 89:1 - "I will sing of the mercy of the Lord forever; to all generations I will make known your faithfulness with my mouth."