John came to the U.S. from Sudan in 1999. They moved here in August of 2009 to lead the Sunday noon Anyuak service. John has four children, Debraha, Owar, Marjwok and Aperngo. Pastor John was ordained in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod on November 7, 2015 and was installed to continue serving the Anyuak Congregation on November 8, 2015.