Reverend Dr. John Nipper is serving as our transitional pastor as we search for an interim pastor and then a permanent replacement for Pastor Dave Burgess who accepted a new call in St. Louis in July, 2017. Pastor John grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He also holds a Masters Degree in Behavioral Science and a doctorate in church administration
Before coming to Joplin, John served churches in Michigan, Illinois and Iowa. He has done interim ministry for twenty years and recently celebrated 50 years of ordination.
John is married to Leah and they make their home in Springfield, Missouri.