John married a gal from Muleshoe, Texas--Debra Bouchelle. She talked him into attending law school at Texas Tech. They liked Lubbock so much, they bought a house while John was in law school and they decided that Lubbock was where they wanted to put down roots and raise a family. They raised two sons, Jonathan, a graduate of Lubbock High School, and Georgetown University, who is now a Justice Fellow with Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative
, in Montgomery, Alabama, and Ben, who is a senior at Coronado High School and will attend Lubbock Christian University this fall. John and Debra are long-time members of Monterey Church of Christ where they have both been ministry leaders at various times. Debra’s family has a family farm outside Childress, Texas.