Traditional Worship Pastor


John serves as the Traditional Worship Pastor and has been at Riverland Hills since 2022. He has a passion for telling a story through music with the Gospel as the centerpiece. He is married to Kate and they have three children– Lewis, Owen, and Ezrie.

The Call to Ministry

“As a teen God called me to music and I served Him with music in the operatic realm for years, but it wasn’t until after that time in the operatic profession that He narrowed the calling to serve the local church.”


B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance – Stephen F. Austin State University
M.A. in Worship – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Favorite Book

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Favorite Book of the Bible

Psalms because it is a prayer book for all of life.