Pastor John has served as pastor at OVBC since October of 2020. Through the ministry of the church and the influence of his mother, he became a follower of Christ at age 7. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. After college John worked at Hewlett Packard until his early retirement. He earned an MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015 where he studied with the desire to learn expository preaching and to revitalize a church in the Chicagoland area.
John and his wife Beth have four grown daughters and four granddaughters. He enjoys walking with Beth, reading, working on home projects, playing strategy games, and camping in his free time.