John grew up in Abilene, Texas as the seventh of ten children. The Holy Spirit met him powerfully at a youth conference in 2013 and has continued to patiently pursue him since. In high school he served in the youth worship band, and in college he was called into roles as a small group worship leader, small group leader, and large group leader, as well as intern for various ministries and assistant director of a summer camp. He graduated with a general studies degree in May 2022 and soon made the journey to Ithaca, NY to pursue his girlfriend, Hannah. John and Hannah got married in the San Juan mountains of Colorado on June 24th 2023, and John now serves as Worship Director at CLC, teaches piano lessons, and works in a grocery store. He is passionate about authentic community and worship that ministers to the heart of The Lord.