John Elmore

John Elmore

Men's Director of re:generation

Meet John

I have the joy of serving you as the Men’s Director of re:generation recovery. It's a dream job for me because I get to walk with men who are humbly seeking (and getting!) freedom in Christ from the pain and fallout of addictions, struggles and broken life patterns – paths that I myself know well. As a recovering alcoholic, I know firsthand the wreckage that comes from living a life disconnected from God. But much more than that, I now know that Jesus’ promise of a new, full, abundant life in Him is better than I ever dreamed life could be - and it is my joy to point people to the Healer, Redeemer, Creator and Deliverer.

I was raised in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated from Baylor University. After eight years in advertising, sales and reckless, foolish living, I found myself walking into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, following a family intervention in 2005. At the age of 30, I surrendered my life and will to Jesus and everything began changing. Addictions, hopelessness, anxiety and depression quickly turned to freedom, purpose, peace and joy. I enrolled in the Kanakuk Institute to be discipled and learn the bible and earned a Master’s in Ministry from John Brown University and a Master’s in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary - while serving with ministries in Dallas, Haiti and Sudan along the way.

I love (and like so much) my wife and best friend, Laura. We believe the quality of our marriage rises and falls, not on circumstances or feelings, but based on our daily abiding with Jesus (Jn 15.5). She is God’s tangible grace to me and we are having a ball raising our son and daughter. God is using our children to teach us daily about the depth of love the Father has for us and how to daily die to self (Gal 2.20).

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