John is a South Buffalo native, growing up at Caz for part of his childhood. After a bit of schooling and ministry elsewhere, he became a member of the church in May 2013. His heartbeat is making followers of Jesus Christ through sharing life with them and equipping them for faithful living. While serving as an elder, he also is a supported missionary. His primary ministry is as Resident Director & Pastor with Seneca Gospel Mission, located in the Valley community of South Buffalo. He has a certificate in Bible and Youth Ministry from Word of Life Bible Institute and a B.A. in Media Production from Buffalo State College. Also an avid learner and adventurer; John’s ever-expanding interests include Buffalo history, city cycling, voice acting, cooking and urban farming.