John was born and raised in Jos, Nigeria. Through the influence of the Christian Reformed Church in Nigeria, he was able to get scholarships to study Engineering at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The plan was to go back home to Nigeria, and make a difference in a very tangible way with Construction Management.
Little did he know that he had written his plans in pencil, and God had the eraser! God sent John on a long journey of discernment through switching his major, various on-campus leadership positions, and unemployment after college. All this ultimately ended in a call to study at Calvin Seminary, and a burning desire to serve in the full time ministry of the church.
John and his wife, Chinyere, got married in June 2011. John served as an intern at New Life in the summer of 2011 and completed his residency in 2012. John and Chichi are now church planting in the Midtown neighborhood of Houston in a new church called Square Inch Houston. They are excited about how God will use them to live justice, love mercy, and walk rightly with Him. Facebook Page to learn more of what God is doing in and through them.