Meet the Pastor2016-10-13T03:53:11+00:00

John Herring

It is a joy and privilege to serve First Prosper as Senior Pastor.  My passion in life is to help people become world-changing followers of Jesus Christ.  My wife, Roni, and our three kids – Emma, Caedon, and Grace — love living in this community and being a part of the family of faith at First Prosper.

I grew up in College Station, where at age 7, I believed in Jesus and was baptized in our local church.  After graduating from High School, I enrolled at Texas A&M University, where I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Upon graduation form A&M, I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I completed a Master of Divinity Degree with Biblical Languages, and then went on to receive my Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

I have spent the last 24 years in ministry – doing Youth Ministry in College Station, Church Planting in Las Vegas, and collegiate ministry at TCU and Texas A&M. Most recently I served as Teaching Pastor and Minister to Adults at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA, from 2003 to 2014, before becoming Senior Pastor at First Prosper. One of my passions is missions, and I have been blessed to participate in mission trips and pastoral leadership development in seven countries on four continents.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf, being outdoors, and watching Aggie sports.

You are welcome to fill out the form with any questions you may have regarding our church or your personal faith. I look forward to hearing from you.