John came on staff at FBC in July 2010 after serving as a music associate for four years in the DFW area. Originally from Odessa, TX, he received his degree in music from the University of North Texas in Denton in 2006, and his Master of Arts in Worship degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth in 2009.
Family: John married his high school sweetheart, Alia Goforth in 2006 who now works as a contract Speech Pathologist in the OKC area. They enjoy spending time with their sons Luke (2009), Shai (2012), Jude (2015), and Knox (2018).
Life Verse(s): “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13
Favorite books of the Bible: Psalms and Ephesians
Favorite Bible character: Peter
Books you would recommend: Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin; Providence by John Piper; Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and boys, reading a good book, running/crossfit/working out in my garage.
Favorite Meal: My go-to guilty pleasures are pizza and a good chicken queso burrito from Qdoba. Of the finer things, a good steak from Mahogany never disappoints!
Favorite Vacation Spot: Branson is a family favorite as well as visiting family in Texas and Mississippi. We also love discovering new places!
Favorite Sports Team(s): OKC Thunder. I’m a miserable Texas Longhorn Fan and have also grown up watching Alabama football.
Something people may not know about you that they would find interesting: I love history, mixed martial arts, and walking through antique shops.