John is a lifelong Oklahoman, born in Tulsa and raised in Owasso. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1987 from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. John went on to receive both a master’s degree and doctoral degree and served for many years pastoring various churches. He is also a highly-motivated and national award-winning salesman and sales trainer with several years of experience working with business owners across the state. He loves traveling, serving and volunteering, University of Oklahoma sports, and has five children and five grandchildren.