Pastor John was born in San Luis Obispo, CA. He grew up on the central coast of California in a construction family. He did his undergrad studies at Cal Poly San Luis Osbispo, where he earned a bachelors degree in biochemistry. While at Cal Poly, he came to know Christ as his Savior.
After graduation, he was called to the ministry and attended The San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies.
From 1987 to 1997, he was a church planting missionary in Spain. In 1997 he moved to San Diego with his wife, Mary Lynn and his four children, where they served in a number of Hispanic churches and in Mexico. Eventually the Lord led him to be an associate pastor at The ROCK Church. From there he served as an interim associate pastor at Lake Murray Evangelical Church.
In May of 2004, sensing God’s call to start a church, he, along with a small group of believers, founded The Chapel. The Chapel continues to grow as it rented various facilities across La Mesa. In the fall of 2011, The Chapel began seeking God’s will along with the Grossmont Baptist Church about the possibility of merging the two churches. The merge was finalized in January of 2012, under the new name of The Chapel at Grossmont where John continues to serve as Senior Pastor.
John is blessed to be have been married to Mary Lynn for 40 years. He is also thankful for his four children and 10 grandchildren.