In the spring of 2018 Baylor hired John as an Associate Chaplain/Director of Sports Ministry. His role is to serve as a chaplain to Baylor Athletics; specifically offering pastoral leadership, teaching, evangelism and care to student-athletes, coaches, staff and their families.
John has over 30 years of experience in sports ministry at Division 1 collegiate, professional and international levels which uniquely qualifies him for his role here at Baylor University. Not only has John done the work of evangelism and discipleship in the athletic world, but he has a proven history of training other staff, athletes and coaches to do so as well. He has shepherded and lead teams of staff and student athletes by building an authentic communities of Christ-followers that impact their teams, campuses, and communities for Christ. His is passionate about cross-cultural relationships that allow him to connect with many and share God's heart for all nations.
John graduated from the University of Dayton in 1987 and joined the staff of Athletes in Action the following summer where he, his wife and three children faithfully served until he came to Waco. In 1995 John received a Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University.