Jojo was born in 1973 at a U.S. Military Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. His family moved all over the world until finally settling down in Arcadia, California in 1982. Jojo graduated from the University of California Irvine in 1995, then completed his seminary studies in 2000 at the Talbot School of Theology (Biola University). He spent 11 years as a pastor at Evergreen SGV before being called to shepherd CrossLife Community Church, a church plant of FCBC Walnut, in May of 2010.
Jojo is married to his best friend and the love of his life Terry (with the unanimous view that he married "up"); they have 3 children. His family also has a Lakeland Terrier named "R.C." Jojo’s all-time favorite movie is “The Princess Bride” (it is “inconceivable” that a better movie exists), and enjoys reading, listening to Sovereign Grace music, Andrew Peterson, and Norah Jones, playing sports of all sorts, adding Sriracha hot sauce to almost everything, cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Redskins, but most of all spending time with his family.