John received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord on December 12, 1971 while on an overseas college semester in Salzburg, Austria.
He had, almost from the beginning, a desire to know and understand Scripture. This soon led to a desire to encourage other believers through a Bible-teaching ministry.
He pursued seminary studies with the goal of being a vocational pastor. After about fourteen years in pastoral ministry, John determined that God had called him to minister as a non-vocational servant/teacher and to pursue secular employment. This came to realization through his ensuing fourteen years as a technical writer/trainer, ending in retirement from California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) Advancement Services in 2010.
In 1978, John met and married the earthly love of his life, Marjy (Ree), and they have been happily together for going on forty-five years.
Marjy (Ree) and I came to Prescott in the fall of 2018 and to Solid Rock in the spring of 2019. We instantly felt welcomed and at home, and have loved being involved ever since.