Pastor John grew up in northern New Jersey and spent the better part of 28 years there. He graduated from Grove City College in 1976 with B.A. in Philosophy and Religion. He then went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1979, during which time he met his wife, Diane. They were married in December of 1977, and had two children: Nathan (1979) and Christen (1982). John began work on a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion at Drew University, and he was able to complete the degree in May of 1988. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Covenant Churches in Montclair, NJ (1979-1986), Lafayette, IN (1986-2003), and most recently here in Arvada, CO. He and Diane have a home here in Arvada, and thoroughly enjoy life on the Front Range. The beauty of this part of the country as well as the amenities of the Denver metro area makes for an incredible variety of opportunities and experiences.