Pastor John was born in Waterbury, CT on December 25, 1978. He was raised in a Pastorís home and was saved at the age of 11. When he was 13, his family moved to Fairfield County where he spent his teenage years. He surrendered his life to preach when he was 15 and upon graduating from high school he attended Pensacola Christian College where he graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministries. After graduation, he traveled for PCC as a representative, and preached in churches and christian schools in all 50 states and several countries around the world. In 2006, he became the Youth and Music Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Waterbury, CT, and remained on staff until launching out on deputation to start Fairfield Baptist Church.
Abby was also born in Connecticut and raised in the home of dedicated Christian parents. She was saved at the age of seven and surrendered to full time service a few years later. In 2001 her family relocated to Winston-Salem, NC where she graduated from high school at Gospel Light Christian School in Walkertown, NC. She attended Fairhaven Baptist College and earned a degree in Secondary Education.
John and Abby met at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Waterbury, CT and were married in the fall of 2007. They have one child Elijah James that was born on February 28, 2013. In August of 2013, Abby was diagnosed with a disease called ALS or more commonly known as Lou Gehrigís disease. This is a terminal disease with no known cure. On Friday, February 24, 2017, Abby was healed from ALS as she entered heaven's splendor. She left a profound impact on so many. We will miss her so much. Please pray for Pastor John and Elijah as the follow God's leading in the coming months.
- Johnís Birthday 12/25
- Abby Lafreniere 7/11/1985--02/24/2017
- Elijahís Birthday 2/28/13
- Anniversary 9/22/2007