February 9, 2024

Pastor John Denby

My life was forever changed by Jesus when I trusted Him at 8. The life change I have experienced can only be explained by Jesus, and I want everyone to experience Him. Now I really desire to glorify the Lord by making disciples.


Denby family

My life can only be explain with this phrase, “But God.” I had plans to be a CPA, but God called me into ministry the last semester at Lamar University. Even though I received degrees in accounting and finance, I didn’t use them. God even laughed at my love for numbers and dislike for reading and English by providing a way for me to go to seminary. I was able to graduate with a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and had the privilege to go back to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for a Doctor of Ministry in expository preaching. Seminary has really helped in ministry but pales in comparison to the time serving along the saints in the churches I have been able to serve in. I have had opportunities to serve with music and youth and have pastored since 2011.


I married the love of my life (Amanda), and we have three children (Luke, Joel, and Anayah). We love one other and enjoy our time together from pizza Fridays to our camping trips. We even went to Washington DC camping along the way in the summer of 2023. We are so honored that God called us to First Christian Church in July of 2023.


Pastor John may be reached by calling the church office or by email. John@fccnac.org