John grew up in the Pflugerville school district and attended Hill Country Bible Church Austin with his family. In high school, after a youth retreat, John really felt the Lord calling him to give his life to Christ and his faith has continued to grow ever since.
John remembers the first time he saw Jennifer when they were both in middle school. John worked hard to befriend her and they were friends for six years before God moved on Jennifer’s heart and they started dating while attending Sam Houston State University. They were married in 1999 and started their careers in Houston, John at the Houston Chronicle and Jennifer as an Interior Designer.
Longing to rejoin their friends and family, they moved back to Austin in 2001. Jennifer continued to work as an Interior Designer and John started at the Austin Business Journal. They were active members at Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville where John served on the elder board for 4 years. In September of 2005, God moved them to leave their jobs and start their own company, Community Impact Newspaper.
In 2012, John and Jennifer became members of Cityview Bible Church where they have served in Children’s ministry and as coaches in Student Ministry. Jennifer has also been part of the building committee. They have 3 daughters: Mollie (14), Ruby (11), Sophie (9). John is excited to have an opportunity to serve on at a church that he was part of planning to plant while on the elder board at HCBC Pflugerville. He is especially looking forward to all God will do in the next chapter of His church in our new building.