After 13 years of ministry, God began to give Laura and I a burden for Starkville, home to Mississippi State University. We moved to Starkville in 2009 and our goal became to start a church here that is real, relevant and relational. Come check it out!
Having grown up in a college town as the son of two university faculty, I grew to love the college scene. After completing my Bachelors in Education and Masters of Divinity, I served ten years as Outreach Pastor at Cathedral of the Cross in Birmingham. I had the privilege of leading 175 of the greatest volunteers in ten outreach ministries that touched thousands outside the church each year. A passion for the nations has led me on mission trips to Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America.
Laura, a native of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, came to Christ as a college student. She finished her bachelors in business at Samford University. In 2003, she resigned her job as Corporate Project Manager at Southtrust Bank to take on a new project – raising our first born daughter Hannah. In 2005 Evelyn “Evie” was born. Laura also has a passion for missions and has traveled to many countries. She is known for her love for people, and a great eye for photography.
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Pastor John:
Hometown: Auburn, Al
Favorite Foods: BBQ and desserts of all kinds!
Hobbies: Family Time, College Football (go Dawgs and War Eagle!)
Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life
Education: B.S. Speech and Theater Education, Jacksonville State University
Master of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University
Doctor of Ministry, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary