John is the Lead Pastor of Morley Baptist Church and is in the Army Reserves as the Western Region Staff Chaplain. In Defence he has been trained in Pastoral Resilience; Psychology of BattleSMART; Notifications; CIMS; ATODS; ASIST; ADF Instructor on ethics; Suicide Prevention Trainer; Duntroon Officer Training; Mental Health Provider; Equity and Diversity; Moral Injury and Moral Repair. He worked with troops who experienced combat trauma and was awarded 2 honours; a Conspicuous Service Medal and Australian Defence Medal.
Prior to this he was the Executive President/CEO Queensland Churches of Christ and his activities included ACOM Director; Australian Institute of Company Director; CDF Board Member; Qld Conference Council Member; Constitutional Committee Chair; Professional Standards Unit Founding Chair; Property Board Member; Resource Missional Team Founding Chair; Workplace Regulations; Drug Arm Honorary Patron; Heads of Denominations Member; IMT Member; ISA for Companies, Qld; National CEOs Team; National Council Member; Church Consultant. He was awarded 1 honour the Centenary Medal.
Others ministries include the Senior & Founding Pastor of Warnbro Community Church which was a church planting development and commenced all ministries and a building process. Associate Pastor
Rockingham Church of Christ with general pastoral duties; Associate Pastor Murdoch Church of Christ with youth and family pastoral duties and Hollywood Hospital Chaplain; Associate Pastor
Inglewood Church of Christ with youth and family pastoral duties; Missionary with American Bible Society in Ireland Dublin as a church planter and with Send International in the Philippines Manila as a church planter.
John is married to Robbie and they have two adult children.
A Strategy for Queensland Churches of Christ to become a Missional Shaped System
Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Dissertation ‘The Church in Postmodernism & Mental Health of Leaders’ (Fuller Theological Seminary)
Master of Arts (M.A.), Leadership and Administration (Australian College of Ministries)
Graduate Diploma of Arts (Grad Dip), Management (Australian College of Ministries)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Biblical Studies (West Australian Bible College)
Licentiate of Theology (L.Th), Dissertation 'Discipleship' (London School of Religion)
Diploma of Ministry (Dip Min) (Pastoral & Mission)
Certificate IV TAE10 (Australian Defence)