Pastor John was raised a Christian and felt called to vocational ministry as a teenager. He is ordained with the Assemblies of God and was a youth and associate pastor for 10 years before coming to Kirkland Life Church in 2015. He currently serves as the Executive Presbyter for those under 40 in the New York Ministry Network and actively involved in WE.MV, a group of area pastors that promotes unity and fellowship within evangelical Christendom. A lifelong New Yorker, he loves the Yankees, the Giants, nerd culture, and enjoys spending time playing board and video games. He and his wife Jillian have 2 teenage sons, Luke and Ben.