John moved to Virginia Beach in 2007 from Greenville, NC to attend seminary at Regent University. While in seminary God gave John a deep look into what makes this city unique through his experience as an ocean kayak guide, managing a CrossFit gym, and living with numerous Navy operators and entrepreneurs. John fell in love with God’s heart for Virginia Beach and sensed a deep call to engage and equip this city with the Spirit-filled Gospel of Jesus Christ. That calling was shared and amplified when he met his beautiful wife, Hannah, in 2009. Over the years, John has had the opportunity to help plant a church in NYC, and serve the church in both Virginia Beach and North Carolina. Virginia Beach is home to John and Hannah and they consider it an honor to raise their three children (Asher, Adrielle, and Selah) in the eternally significant mission to see lives engaged, equipped, and empowered by the transforming grace of Jesus Christ.