John Nixon

John Nixon began serving as the Pastor of Student Ministries 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.

I came to join the pastoral staff and found a place where people are accepted and encouraged,
and where they can grow in their faith as Christ-followers. I have come to love it here!

Boston – I have been a Boston Celtics fan since JR HI and would love to see them play a home game and then get a burger at Wahlburgers.

Pastor of Student Ministries. It is my privilege to serve with the Breakaway team that ministers to students grades 7-12 and their families.