What is your birthdate?
June 15, 1951
Where did you grow up?
Don't remember--I shaved once a week during high school whether I needed to or not A high point in life: Adopting our son (I was adopted too)
What is your wife's name?
What is your anniversary date?
Kids' names & ages?
son Jeremy, 2017
Do you have any pets?
dog Molly, and two cats named Sammy and Scratch.
What was the first instrument you learned?
Pros and cons of being a musician:
John says... Pro: "I get out of mowing the lawn! (just kidding)... Seeing a more global viewpiont of life, people and Christianity." Con: "It's hard being jostled around in the bus and getting sleep interrupted." Stefanie (John's wife) says... Pro: "Getting time to catch up on my `to do' list." Con: "Not having his support/help with the kids and having to mow the lawn by myself."
Advice to young musicians:
"Are you serious?" "Practice, practice and practice." "Find a day job! Seriously though, an important factor that many overlook is to seriously study the Word which is vitally important to a ministry. Secondly, get some musical education and study hard."
What high school did you go to?
Millington High School, Millington, Michigan.
What was the school mascot?
What year did you graduate?
Class of 1969
What were you like in high school?
Shy, tall, awkward
What extracurricular activities were you involved in?
Band, electronics, books
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What would you most like to forget?
John 3:16--the basic foundation and reason for life
(Fall 1993): Opposites Attack by Jack and Carol Mayhill
(Fall 1993): "Heart in Motion" by Amy Grant