John spent 20 years running his own Air-conditioning and refrigeration business. In college he majored first in Biology/Chemistry, then later in Mechanical Engineering. He is happily married to the love of his life, Carol, and has 6 wonderful children aged 18 through 37 years (all by Carol!).

John is a PADI certified Advanced Open Water Diver, an NRA Firearms Instructor, a Texas volunteer Hunting Education Instructor, and an ordained minister of the gospel of Christ. Hobbies include rappelling, camping, firearms, and archery, but his passion is studying Scripture. John spent most of 2004 in Iraq, first working for KBR in Ar Ramadi, Al Asad, and Taqaddam, and then for Iraqex in Bahgdad and Irbil. He has also become a certified fire alarm technician, and is working in that field.