- About Us
Pastor John has been involved in music all of his life not only as a singer, but also as a musician, songwriter, and recording artist. He was radically saved in 1973, and ordained to full time ministry in 1978.
He attended Pinecrest Bible Training Institute in Salisbury Center New York for three years, where he received his theological training. Pinecrest would prove to be much more than a place of spiritual learning, as it was also the place where Pastor John would meet, fall in love with, and then marry his lovely wife and ministry partner, Marilyn. Together they have two wonderful children, both married, Jesse David, and Elizabeth Joy, and a beautiful grandson Jonathan David.
Pastor John is called as a Prophet, and ministers as such in preaching, teaching, and song. He has Pastored and pioneered several churches in the Upstate New York area, and has also traveled in ministry throughout the east coast of the United States as well as Jamaica, West Indies, and Ghana West Africa.
He was no stranger to Upper Room, being both a friend to the leadership, and a blessing to this house as a guest minister. He and his family returned to Long Island, and then joined themselves to Upper Room in 1991. Pastor John was ordained into the leadership of the church in 1993, and began serving as the Pastoral oversight of the Music Ministry in 1995. He is not only responsible for the spiritual aspect of this ministry, but is also one of the praise and worship leaders in our weekly services. His prophetic songs and inspirations have become so well known in the church that he is referred to by many as the singing Prophet.
Pastor John also teaches in the Upper Room Ministries Bible Training Institute, in which his wife Marilyn is the President. Together they joyfully serve the Lord as an anointed and powerful prophetic team.