John’s passion is inspiring people to grow, live, and share the love of Christ, especially by leading a congregation to deepen its spiritual roots, practice loving-kindness in daily living, and reach out to new people.
John grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated from the University of Arkansas. After college, he and Erin married and moved to Baton Rouge where John attended LSU Law School. While working as an Assistant District Attorney, John began to discern a call to pastoral ministry.
After attending seminary at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, John returned to Louisiana where he has served in ministry for over 20 years. He is currently the senior pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette, Louisiana.
John and Erin have four children: Michael, David, Elizabeth, and Mary Claire. John loves running and bicycling, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, good rock music on vinyl, whole-food plant-based cooking, and the annual beach vacation.