Pastor John Essig has served at Fellowship Christian Church since 1978. He was involved at Fellowship since its early years as a youth ministry when it was called the One Way House. John worked as an auto mechanic and Quarter Horse Jockey in the 70’s. John is active in the Springfield community notably in the past as the founder of the Springfield Community Youth Center (1983-1995). Currently as the Emmanuel Christian Academy Pastoral Accountability Board (since 1999) and most recently as a volunteer Chamber Ambassador. In addition to his pastoral calling, John is also in the IT technology business world with his company YourStor.com founded in 2000. John has been married to his wife, Betsy, since 1986 and they have one son, Michael.