John has served in pastoral ministry since 1985. He is presently the co-pastor of Sierra Community Church in South Lake Tahoe. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he has been leading short-term mission trips for the youth ministries of CB Northern California.
Their ministry, Points of Impact, seeks to conduct short-term mission projects that IMPACT EVERYONE involved.
-Youth and adult participants are challenged to grow and allow God to do something with their life that doesn’t happen everyday, receive spiritual training and experience worship with other participants and gain an appreciation of cultures and people different from them.
-The sending pastoral staff receives help with logistics, training, programming, and organizing a high-quality, high-impact, and affordable experience for their people.
-The receiving church obtains needed help with facilities and equipment, is provided a bridge to the community, enhancing their efforts to reach people for Christ and is encouraged when Points of Impact comes alongside and partners with pastors, church planters, and congregations.
-The local residents receive much-needed help with home repairs and other needs in a way that preserves their dignity and shows them the respect they deserve, have the opportunity to share their culture with project participants and experience firsthand God’s love for them.
John grew up in Chico, California, and didn’t venture far from that area until joining the Marine Corps. He served two tours in Vietnam in the 60s when he also came to Christ. After his enlistment he attended Western Baptist College where he met his wife Beth.
Beth accepted Christ during a vacation Bible school in her home church, Wilton Bible Church, Wilton, California, when she was about 8 years old.
John married Beth in 1971 and they have three children: Josh, Jenee and Heather, and eight grandchildren: Jordan, Kaitlyn, Mya, Hailey, Jack, Eli, Abbie, Alexandra.