Student Missions Forge Coordinator
Global & Local Missions
On staff at Bent Tree since 2017
John assembles and guides a team of three college-aged individuals who lead trips of seventh and eighth grade students to San Antonio every summer. In San Antonio, the Forge leaders partner with Bent Tree’s ministry partner, BloodNFire, as they seek to develop the students’ spiritual life and leadership. Students are given opportunities outside their comfort zones on work sites, in worship, and through exploring Scripture together.
I was born and raised in Carrollton, Texas and attended Hebron High School where I met my wife Michelle — it was the best thing that ever happened in an Algebra class. From there, I attended Dallas Baptist University and married Michelle a few short months after graduating with a degree in Biblical Studies. Together, Michelle and I are proud owners of Rocky, a Boston Terrier with stubby legs. I’m currently pursuing a Master of Theology degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.
The goal of the Forge team is to offer highly impactful mission journey experiences that will make students into disciples of Jesus Christ.