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.
John was married to his late wife Abby in the fall of 2007. They had one child, Elijah, 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. On Friday, February 24, 2017, she was healed from ALS as she entered heaven's splendor.
God has been faithful over the last couple years and brought them through this difficult time. He has, in this time, also blessed John and Elijah with Emily. Her and John will be married in April of 2019. Emily was from their sending church in Waterbury and has been a friend of the family for many years. God works in ways we never expect and He has perfect timing.
- Johnís Birthday 12/25
- Abby Lafreniere 7/11/1985 - 02/24/2017
- Elijahís Birthday 2/28/13