Johnny moved to Jacksonville in June 2014 with his wife, Robbin, and his two children Pacey and Thad. Johnny was an active duty Marine from February 1994 until December 1999 when he was medically retired. Since his military service he has served as a youth director, associate/youth pastor and senior pastor. He has also completed a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership from Luther Rice University and Seminary. Johnny and his family moved to the island of Oahu, Hawaii in Summer of 2015 to plant Pillar Church of Kaneohe Bay.