- Bachelor of Arts (Religion)– Midwest Bible College (1970)
- Associate of Science (Computer Specialties)– Spokane Falls Community College (2000)
- Associate of Arts– Sacramento Junior College (1967)
- Additional Studies– Walla Walla College
John serves as pastor of the Kalama, Washington congregation and recently stepped down from a decade long tenure as editor of the North American Ministerial Council’s Ministerial FORUM. He was a member of the writing committee for This We Believe: Teachings of the Church of God (Seventh Day). Other service has included work on the License and Credentials Committee and as Secretary of the NAMC. He has pastored congregations in Missouri, Washington and Alberta, Canada.