John was ordained as a minister of The Gospel in 2005 in Matthews, North Carolina. Shortly afterwards he and Lynn moved to Afton, Virginia to serve at Advancing Native Missions in the warehouse ministry. Even though he was focused on that ministry, he felt that someday God would give him a chance to plant a church in Nelson County. In 2014, John and Lynn helped to start a life group that became a church in Lovingston! Now in 2020, he has been led to begin The Warehouse Church in Afton. His desire is to spread the gospel while meeting some of the many needs in Nelson with a focus on redemptive compassion and outreach. John and Lynn have been married for 42 years and have 3 adult children, Amber, John (married to Jessica), and Adam (married to Laura and grandson Finley).