Originally from Adelaide South Australia, John moved to Kent when he was 15. He studied in Leeds and also in Manchester where John met his wife, Katherine. They have settled in the Heatons area of Stockport, and have three wonderful children. Even though he studied music at college, John went onto work with his father-in-law doing a variety of building projects including plumbing, electrics, joinery, building, and decorating. He is now looking after the maintenance of the NTC campus. John became a Christian as a child and was baptised on Easter Sunday at Emmanuel Community Church, Didsbury, in 2018.