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Johnny at the age of 18 felt a strong call to serve the local church therefore shortly after high school he started college at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. While at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Johnny earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree and his Master’s of Divinity degree. Since 2001 Johnny has served in the local church faithfully either as a Student Pastor or Lead Pastor.

Johnny served on the Board of Directors for Altar84 for a year and a half before he took the Executive Director position in February of 2013. Johnny’s two passions are the local church and orphan care. Thankfully serving on staff at Altar84 gives him the ability serves both the church and orphans alike. Johnny strongly believes that if we are going to have a significant impact on the global orphan crisis then it’s going to have to be done in and through the local church.

Johnny is has been happily married to Courtney for over 11 years and they have a 6-year-old son River and a 2-year-old daughter Penelope.