Urban Missionary, versatile drummer, humorous communicator, minister, loving husband and grand-father of 7.
John started drumming at 18. He studied under several famous drum instructors locally in Windsor, then began teaching drums 30 years ago and is a much sought-after drum teacher. But he seeks to follow his love as a performer on the stage by being a member of several local bands and working with other musicians.
John began the musical children’s programs at SOE with drum circles for boys, encouraging disciplines in rhythms, concentration and social skill development. His gift for networking and facilitating musical projects with other creative heads will be taking off through his drum clinics Rhythm of Grace.
John’s passion is to see young people, musicians and creative artists encouraged and developed in their talents and to provide for them the opportunities to create original music, places to activate and grow their strengths and have a means of inspiration from other experienced legends and experts.
John has gracefully retired from his full-time position outside of Spirit of Excellence, to now be free to take up the mantle of leading the Ministry of Role Modeling the Spirit of Excellence and each of the divisions such as the new Rhythm of Grace and Worship Arts Institute. As we move into a NEW SEASON of EXPONENTIAL GROWTH!