About the Pastor

Pastor John

John Chivvis has been the Pastor since The Fellowship began as a mission in September 1998.  John spent 28 years in the business world as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. In August, 1993,  he took an early retirement from Conoco to go into ministry, and began attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1996. 

He also holds degrees from The United States Merchant Marine Academy and The University of Michigan.  He and his wife Shirley have been married for 51 years, have three children and seven grandchildren. 

 He has come to know that the best place to be is where the Lord leads you to be.