John is an Associate Pastor (with responsibilities of Youth and Administration) at Shawnee Church of the Nazarene in Shawnee, KS. He has been on the pastoral staff at Shawnee since 2010. John is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene graduating from MidAmerica Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is married to Naomi and they have two awesome kiddos - Aaron and Claire. John enjoys spending time watching football, eating KC bbq, remodeling his house, hanging out with teens, and just being with his family. You can find John on Twitter @john_pickens and Instagram @therealjohnpickens. John and his father (a retired pastor) blog at faithfulpastor.com.