John Nixon began serving as the NextGen Pastor in July of 2010. A veteran of Student Ministries, he has been serving junior high and high school students and their families in the Grand Rapids area for more than twenty-five years. He loves teenagers and has a passion to see them develop an authentic faith in God. He received his education at Clearwater Christian College in Florida and at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Carol, were married August 13, 1988 and have four adult children: Brittany, Bethany, Aubrey and Josiah. The Nixons enjoy hangin’ out, quoting movie lines, going out for lunch/dinner, watching T.V. together, taking trips, and generally laughing a lot.