As a boy, John developed a love for the Character Sketches series. Through these volumes, the Lord instilled into John a deep interest in the animal kingdom and in Biblical and historical biographies. As a pastor, John especially enjoys preaching through the biographies of the Bible. He and his wife, Katie, have one daughter, Ruth. John and Katie publish a monthly biographical sketch, the “Mighty Men Herald.” John had the privilege of helping Dan Pinkerton do research for the Idaho Wildlife Museum. This research has turned into the book which he and Dan co-authored, “Legacy of Character.” (See idahowm.org.) John and Katie are currently helping Christian families preserve their own personal stories of God’s goodness for coming generations. “The father to the children shall make known thy truth” (Isaiah 38:19).