John's church

Hill Country Bible Church
Austin Texas , 78750

About John
  • Education: Biola University, CA (Biblical Theology) Grove School of Music, Hollywood (Guitar & theory) Center for Biblical Hebrew (Phoenix, AZ) Phoenix Seminary
  • Experience: Since 1988, I have served in CA, then AZ and now in TX as a pastor to college students, young adults, single adults and as a church re-starter and senior pastor. Full-time musician before working on a church staff; still love picking up p/t work as a free-lance guitarist.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: If you notice any misquotes or know of a source that is not cited correctly (or at all), please let me know!
  • Family: Married since 1985 with two great kids.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I didn't know it was happening at the time, but I led my dad to Christ through my sermon CD's that he was receiving in the mail.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Extremely supportive and encouraging.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Let God's Word speak for itself. Talk like a normal person (i.e., vocabulary). End on time.
  • Books that have had an impact: What’s So Amazing About Grace? (Yancey) The Great Divorce (Lewis)
  • Hobbies: Guitar (stage & studio) and Shotokan Karate
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: God demonstrated His love for us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Our nursery used vibrating pages to summon parents to the nursery during the service. One Sunday, the system malfunctioned and paged every parent simultaneously, resulting in every parent in the room getting up and walking out in the middle of the message.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Forgiven
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Newest Sermons

  • Taking Aim

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 40 ratings

    God is more concerned about where you aim, than where you land.

  • Give Up Hope

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 31 ratings

    My goal is for you to become hopeless-give up hope of changing the past, give up hope of changing what others have done to us, and give up hope of changing ourselves.

  • Where Is God?

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 44 ratings

    God says we need him and, even though we might not often think of it in these terms, we wish we didn’t need God. We don’t want to need God.

  • The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin, & The Prodigal Son

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 177 ratings

    Some of you are searching for something, but you don’t know what it is you’re looking for.

  • The Ten Lepers

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 72 ratings

    Everything I have can be traced back to an opportunity or an event that I never could have orchestrated or created; every good thing I have going on in my life finds its source in a gift of God’s grace

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