John joined staff in May of 2019 and gives leadership to all the Worship & Arts ministries. He has a passion to see the church live missionally and worship passionately in response to the Gospel. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, where he grew up a Kentucky fan and loves the outdoors, he came to Christ at Mission Fuge at Belmont University at age of seventeen. John received his undergrad from Campbellsville University, and Master of Arts in Worship from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. John has served on staff at churches in Kentucky, Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina before coming to Southside. He has led worship for retreats, conferences, and other events with modern band, choirs, and orchestras. He married his better half Jennifer in 2012, as they met through the mission field. John has led many teams (domestic and international) in over twenty countries for missions and worship. They have three children: Rion Kate, Ethan, and Lydia.