Background: Pastor John was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 10 years in the United States Air Force, including a tour in Vietnam. He has logged over 200 combat missions in the F4D fighter aircraft. His decorations include the Silver Star for Gallantry In Action, The Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Air Medal with 17 Oak Leaf Clusters. Advanced education includes a Master of Arts degree from Colorado State University. John is also a published author.
In 1972 John became a believer, saved by grace through faith, in our Lord Jesus Christ. During his final tour of duty with the Air Force, as an instructor at the Air Force Academy, he felt called to full-time ministry. In 1980 he was ordained as a pastor, and began serving as senior pastor in 1981. In December, 1995, Pastor John, together with a small team, pioneered Good Shepherd Chapel.
My testimony from the Vietnam War