John Bodine is our Educations/Missions Pastor. John was born in Temple, TX. In 1980, John and his family moved to Leesville, LA where they attended East Leesville Baptist Church. John gave his life to the Lord at the age of sixteen and God called him into the ministry at the age of seventeen. John attended Louisiana College from 1989-1993 where he majored in Religious Education. He then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages.
John met his wife, Jackie, during his last year of seminary. Jackie is a Cath/Lab nurse at Willis Knighton North. Jackie and John have been married for 20 years and have three children, Nathan, Anna, and Ben.
After graduating seminary, John served as a Youth Pastor for sixteen years. God called John here to Cypress Baptist Church in March of 2014 to be our Education/Missions Pastor.
John loves discipling believers and leading the Sunday School of Cypress to see others changed by the study of God's Word. John has also taken many international mission trips to different countries since 2000, which has become one of his passions in leading the Body of Christ.