John earned a B.A. in History and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he was a distinguished Whittle Scholar. He then worked as a secondary educator for several years, teaching history and math to high school and middle school students before transitioning into full-time ministry. John is the creator of Ignition 7 (http://ignition7.com), a worldwide initiative of videos, books, apps, and resources crafted to equip people to survive in their faith because when it is all said and done, â€œNo One Goes Home With Them.â€ The Ignition 7 videos, website, DVDs, and Apple/Android apps have been downloaded, distributed, or simply used by tens of thousands of individuals and ministries in over twenty different countries. We recently signed an agreement with Study Gateway (HarperCollins Christian Publishing) to offer these videos and resources to thousands of churches around the world. Ignition 7 Video Spark Devos were offered to millions of subscribers on the YouVersion app. Ignition 7 videos have been broadcast into millions of homes via JUCE TV (formerly JCTV of TBN) and the NRB Network. IG7 was also distributed to tens of thousand of youth leaders via Interlincâ€˜s Youth Leaders Only packet. John currently serves as the Teaching Pastor at his church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee near Nashville, where he serves daily in numerous writing, discipleship, and speaking endeavors.