John is a graduate of Houghton College, and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. In addition to leading the music programs in several churches throughout the years, he has taught piano to many students. He served full-time for ten years as Director of Worship, Outreach, and Youth at Berean Bible Fellowship Church in Stroudsburg, PA. He joined FCC in September, 2013.

He and his wife, Denise, have given sacred concerts throughout the northeast, featuring compositions and arrangements by John. They have also used their gifts of teaching by leading Sunday School classes, small groups, and Bible studies throughout their adult life. Together they have two adult sons, Matt and Nate.