John Lovett

Elder

John grew up in a loving, church-going family in western Kentucky. At 12 years of age, however, John rejected Christianity, and began what he describes as a “misspent youth.” He rebelled against his parents, and mocked Christians throughout his teenage years. As part of a Western Civilization class, John read portions of the Old and New Testaments in college. This exposure convinced him that God, not humans, must have originated the Bible’s teaching. Yet, John had no interest in changing his life to follow Christ. Within a year, however, his sins began to find him out. At this time, Mack Stiles, a friend of John’s brother, shared the Gospel with John. In His mercy, God made John finally willing to embrace it. John has now trusted his life and eternity to Jesus Christ for over 40 years (II Cor. 5:21). After Jesus, God’s best gift to John is his wife, Melissa. John and Melissa have four adult daughters and five grandchildren. John practices law in Louisville.