Pastor John is devoted to seeing the local church thrive and standing boldly for the cause of Christ. His heart for God and people is evident and exampled in his leadership at James River Church. From week to week, he speaks life-giving messages that are changing the landscape of ‘ministry’ and ‘church’ by challenging generations to rise up and live life fully in Christ.
Pastor Debbie leads with a passion for people and a contagious excitement for life. One of her greatest desires is to see women of all ages embrace who God has designed them to be. Through her calling to create the Designed for Life Women’s Conference, women across the nation are continually inspired and empowered to become beautiful world-changers.
Church & Family
Under the leadership of John and Debbie, James River Church has grown from a small group meeting in a store front into a large, thriving church in the Springfield area. With a boldness and vision for the local church, they continue to build the Kingdom of God to see His people live fully. At home, their family continues to grow. John and Debbie do ministry alongside their two married sons, David and Brandon, and daughter, Savannah. They cherish the special moments of spending time with each of their six grandchildren.
Join Us This Weekend!
Pastor John and Debbie’s heart is that you would feel welcomed home when you visit us. You’re going to experience friendly people and the love of Christ when you come to James River Church and we absolutely can’t wait to meet you!