Our pastor was born in Hawaii and raised in Palm Springs, California for over eighteen years where he attended Desert Chapel (Palm Springs Foursquare Church) under the tutelage of Pastor Fred Donaldson. He was then placed in a internship with a nearby American Baptist Church for one year, then moved on into Missions in Incheon, South Korea for eight months serving in Shin-Hyun Korean Methodist Church under Rev. John Kim as a English teacher and pastor for English worship services. Today, John Paul is a church planter in the Gateway District of Foursquare Churches and is the founder of Big River Chapel. He currently serves as the Monday Chaplain at Hannibal Regional Hospital and continues to have a heart for missions.
Our pastor is a geek, so if you talk with him about Star Wars, Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings, films and books, you will have an instant friendship. You can also find him on facebook.