Director of Re:Gen
Watermark Community Church
John serves as the Men’s Director of re:generation recovery. He has the opportunity to walk with men who are humbly seeking and finding freedom in Christ from the pain and fallout of addictions, struggles, and broken life patterns – paths that he has know in his life too. As a recovering alcoholic, John knows firsthand the wreckage that comes from living a life disconnected from God. But much more than that, he now knows that Jesus’ promise of a new, full, abundant life in Him is better than he ever dreamed life could be – and he now has the joy of pointing people to the Healer, Redeemer, Creator and Deliverer.
John was raised in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated from Baylor University. After eight years in advertising, sales and reckless, foolish living, he found himself walking into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, following a family intervention in 2005. At the age of 30, John surrendered his life and will to Jesus and everything began changing. Addictions, hopelessness, anxiety and depression quickly turned to freedom, purpose, peace and joy. John enrolled in the Kanakuk Institute to be discipled and learn the Bible and earned a Master’s in Ministry from John Brown University and a Master’s in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary – while serving with ministries in Dallas, Haiti and Sudan along the way.
Listen to John talk about his work at Watermark and teaching at the Kanakuk Institute: