John Hutchinson, lead pastor
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Full Name:  John Hutchinson

Nick name:  Pastor Hutch 

Family:  Wife Becky (Paula), married July 24th, 1999

Ministry Role:  Lead Pastor

What’s your regular order at Starbucks:  I am not a coffee drinker. My wife on the other hand loves her coffee, LOL. My go to Starbucks drinks are: Strawberry Acai Refresher, and Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Favorite Quote:  “Missions is God’s heartbeat for the world.”  

I’ve been in ministry since:  Ordained since 2005, although been serving in full-time ministry capacity for 20 years. 

Hidden Talent:  I have always had a canny way buying and selling things.

Favorite movie:  I’m not an avid movie guy but I will watch with my wife to satisfy a date night 😉 I would much rather watch a documentary, true story, and of course… My Pittsburgh Steelers. Although, my favorite movie growing up was... The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. (Spaghetti western) 

Favorite scripture:  Galatians 2:20. This Scripture is the synopsis of my life  

Life changing moment:  When I was born again in a holding jail cell just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

Peeves:  I was raised to always get something done and be productive. Therefore, to begin something and not get it done is a huge peeve of mine. 

Dream Vacation:  I love to vacation with my wife. A dream vacation would be to visit the areas of our ancestry together.

Favorite (2) singer/band(s):  Jesus Culture and The Cross Movement

Favorite Book(s):  I enjoy reading! I just can not keep it to just one book.😊 Some of my favorites: Wide Margin Bible (very good for note taking), Celebration Of Discipline, The Master Plan of Evangelism, Power Evangelism, The God Chasers, 21st Century Pastor, The Leadership Challenge, Good To Great, The Bible Speaks Today (Contributions by John R.W. Stott), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Who Moved My Cheese.

When and where did you get saved:  My spiritual anniversary is May 17, 1995 at the West Mifflin Borough Police Department. 

One thing that most people don’t know about me:  I found out a few years ago about my ancestry and still discovering more about my family roots.

Favorite TV show:  I do not watch much television. When I do, my favorite is a Steelers game or a Dateline special. 

In my spare time I…   am usually doing some type of construction work on the house or some physical exercise. I like to be physically active, when I’m away from the office. 

Favorite Restaurant:  Latley, I've been really enjoying Seasons 52. A side of their cauliflower mash is AMAZING!   

Previous job or line of work:  While a student at the University of Valley Forge, both my wife and I were school bus drivers. During one year, we were the only drivers with a perfect attendance and received an award at a banquet.  

What sport are you not good at:  Bowling… Although, I like to put a nice spin on ball. 

Favorite sport/team:  Steelers! Here we go… Pittsburgh going to the Super Bowl!!!

Things that fascinate me:  Hearing salvation testimonies. There is power in the blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony!  

Music that moves me:  Worship music. I love and appreciate a variety of styles.   

People who inspire me are:  First, those special anointed persons a part of the 5 fold ministry (Eph. 4:11). Next, are quality and competent leaders of a variety of organizations.  

Fears:  I don’t have any fears with exception of the fear of the Lord (Prov. 9:10). Fear is the enemy’s tactic to reduce faith.

What makes you laugh:  Poking fun at my wife’s northern New Jersey accent. I share frequently that: “My wife likes to drink cawfee while she is walking our dawgs LOL”. Other words she pronounces is “draw” not drawer, “wader” not water, and “tawk” not talk, and “chawcolate” not chocolate LOL!!! :D 

The most exotic place you’ve ever been to:  Most exotic may be a secluded island with my wife that we swam to off the coast of St. John USVI. We both love to snorkel!

The most adventurous thing you’ve ever done:  My wife and I both did the SkyJump in Las Vegas. It is an open air jump at Las Vegas’s Stratosphere, some 855 above the ground. You can easily google “skyjump las vegas” and see videos of the jump. We also jumped off a 25 foot cliff in Cancun, as well swam with sharks while snorkeling. I guess you can say, we like to be adventurous 😊