John was born in South Korea in 1972, and grew up in the U.S.A. since he was 6 months old. He placed his faith in Jesus as his Savior early in his childhood. Growing up, he always sensed a Divine purpose for His life. At the age of thirteen, God revealed to him His plan to use him to teach God’s Word to others. Doors began to open; John began to teach…and he continues to teach today.
Since graduating from high school, he has been serving Christ in full-time ministry. He ministered as a missionary in Austria, Hungry, and England, as well as an assisting pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Calvary Chapel San Diego, and Calvary Chapel Corvallis. God also used him to plant Calvary Chapel Monmouth-Independence, OR. and serve as its pastor for 2 years.
In the summer of 2002, at the age of 30, God directed John to Brazil with the calling and vision of a church-planter. In 2003, God used him to plant Igreja Vivendo em Cristo in Curitiba. In 2005, he moved to Campo Mourão to become the director of the Calvary Chapel Bible College of Brazil and establish Calvary Chapel of Campo Mourão. In 2007, he returned to Curitiba to establish and serve as the pastor of Calvary Curitiba. In 2012, after 10 years in Brazil, God redirected him back to the U.S.
Currently, he resides in SoCal with his wife and children, and serves at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa as an assisting pastor and director of the Calvary Chapel Bible College Costa Mesa affiliate campus.