Pastor John is the Senior Pastor at Penny Road Church of the Nazarene where he seeks to share the Gospel and serve the Kingdom with passion and dedicated leadership. As a young rebel, he experienced the brokenness of the world but by God’s grace answered the call to pastoral ministry. He is encouraged by the verse where the angel of the Lord appears to Gideon and says, ‘The LORD is with you, mighty warrior!’ (Judges 6:12); what a beautiful reminder that we too are mighty warriors for Him.
Pastor John and his wife Tabi are the proud parents of Kristen and John Forest. He attended North Carolina Wesleyan College, receiving a B.S. in Computer Information Systems; later receiving his M.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Northwest Nazarene University. In his spare time, Pastor John enjoys movies, gaming, reading, and eating out.