John, a graduate of Appalachian Bible College and Berean Christian College, was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, and grew up in East Leroy, a small town south of Battle Creek. He was a son, brother, friend, athlete and soul-searcher.
He served in the Army as a noncommissioned officer during the Viet Nam War era.
John started writing when he was just a kid… corny jokes, poetry, and extensive journaling. He has been writing Christian fantasy fiction since his two sons were knee high to a gnome.
John is an ordained minister, husband, father, brother, friend, and Christ-follower. He has been a pastor, youth pastor, Christian school teacher, assistant mission director, mission director, and is now semi-retired.
He was a member of a sci-fi fantasy writer’s group in Seattle for twelve years, and for three years led a Christian writer’s group in Pahrump, Nevada, a sprawling town in the Mojave Desert where he lives with his wife, Sue.