John has served as the President of EMERGE since January 2011. As a pastor, John served churches in Athens, OH and Des Moines, IA forover 30 years. He has authored several books including, Equipping for Ministry, Stories to Keep you Looking Up and Keeping Up with theJonahs. In addition, John has served as General Secretary for the General Council of the Assemblies of God and Co-Founded Come Alongside Ministry with this wife, Debbie. John is a speaker and coach and travels across the United States and around the world equipping
pastors to stay healthy in ministry so they can continue to serve others. He also speaks on missions, marriage and other self care topics.
John is a proud father of 3 children and 5 grandchildren and married to his best friend, Debbie, since 1975.
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