John is a 2014 Magna Cum Laude grad from Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, where he was a Bible/Religion major and president of Student Government. His father, Gordon, is pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. Before that he was pastor of 1st Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN. Each summer during college John worked with the CROSS program at Myers Park Pres in Charlotte as an intern. CROSS stands for “Charlotte Regional Outreach Spirituality and Study.” CROSS partners with over 40 nonprofit agencies all over urban Charlotte, including homeless shelters, food banks, community gardens, retirement communities, and children’s programs. As an intern John was assigned each week to shepherd a group through a variety of missions. After graduating college, John was hired by Myers Park to be the Middle School Ministries director. He did this from 2014-2016. John has led groups to Montreat, been a keynote speaker at a presbytery fall youth rally, and many other exciting accomplishments. He is also a triathlete!