is originally from Birmingham, AL. He met his wife, Tanya, while
they were students at Samford University and they married in 2006.
They both went to graduate school at Mercer University-Atlanta.
While John was in seminary in Atlanta and seeking God’s call to
congregational ministry, he spent over five years working for The
Home Depot. Tanya is currently a high school biology teacher.
John received his B.A. degree from Samford University in 2004 and
his Master of Divinity degree McAfee School of Theology at Mercer in
He spent over five years at Johns Creek Baptist Church in
metro-Atlanta working as a youth ministry intern, volunteer, and
supervised ministry participant in the youth and children’s
John (Roll Tide!) and Tanya (Go Dawgs!) are both college football
fans! They enjoy running, working out, playing with their dog “The
Brie,” and watching TV shows.
John enjoys cooking and baking cheesecakes, key lime pies, and his
grandmother’s homemade fudge recipe. To combat the results of the
previous statement, he and his wife have completed four half
marathons and hope to run in more.
Together, John and Tanya are passionate about mission work in the
South American country of Peru. They have been there three times on
medical mission and church planting trips, and hope to go back again
John is passionate about building relationships with students and
looks forward to getting to know all the youth at FBC Fort Payne!