Even before his birth God was working through him. His parents had been told they couldn't have children. but his mother went to prayer. On April 25th 1939 her prayers were answered with John.
After his birth God blessed the house with David, Joe, Joanna and Mary. Mary died in an auto accident at age five. The family moved from Ferguson Iowa to Rosemead California. Here he excelled in athletics lettering in cross country.
After high school he attended Bible school at Faith School of Theology in Old Orchard Beach Maine.
After graduating from Bible School he met and married Josephine May Primrose on 25 November 1960. He took the position of Youth Pastor at Monrovia First Assembly in Monrovia California. While there they had John, Becky and Jimmy. Jimmy passed away shortly after being born. Their youngest, Greg, was born while they pastored in Gilman City Missouri.
He pastored in churches in Missouri, Idaho, California, Ohio and Oregon.
He is survived by his wife Josephine, Children John, Becky and Greg, Brother David, sister Joanna and grandchildren, Anna, John, Kathryn, Ryne, Nathanael, Ian, Andrasia, Bryn and Sean.
Services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The First Assembly Of God (Domes). A viewing will be held one hour before the services at the church. Condolences may be shared with the family and full Obituary can be read at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com 208-459-3629