Pastor John grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, during the tumultuous 1960’s raised by two loving adoptive parents. His world view was formed by those amazing times of change. John met and married the love of his life, Kelly, in 1980. Two years later, he came to a knowledge of the saving grace of our Father through His only Son, Jesus Christ. They have two grown children. After spending more than 30 years in retail management, most of them managing automobile dealerships, John was called to the ministry and came on staff at WBF in 2002 as an intern. He became Executive Pastor in 2004 and Senior Pastor in 2005. He was honored to be ordained by the Evengelical Free Church of America in 2016.