John was born in Savannah, GA and is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College. He worked at Lake Swan Camp of the C&MA in Florida for 11 summers. After graduating from TFC, he and his wife, Ruth served as pastor for 3 and 1/2 years before going to Spanish Language school and then on to Peru. After nearly 2 years in Peru, the C&MA asked if they would be willing to transfer to Quito, Ecuador and serve as Boarding Home Parents at the Alliance Academy. John and Ruth had the privilege of helping raise 87 MKs over the 15 years there at the Academy.
They returned to the U.S. in 2000 and lived in Fishers, IN for 14 years. John has been an Independent Associate with LegalShield for over 12 years. He and Ruth moved here last summer to be nearer family. They have 3 kids and 10 grandkids. John is currently working on a partnership program with LegalShield and Christian organizations to add value to their constiuents and at the same time create an ongoing revenue stream for the ministries of the organization.