John Blackmon


John Blackmon

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Malvern, AR but I grew up in Southwest Little Rock.

What was your first job ever?

My first job was working for a landscaping company. I mowed lawns, both great and small. I pruned shrubs, cut down and removed trees laid sod, and spread mulch. If it had anything to do with lawn care, I did it!

What do you enjoy most about your job at Fellowship?

I love working with the men (Elders) who are sold out for Christ and who live to bring him Glory. I am moved by their wisdom and compassion for our church body and I am encouraged too by their walk with Christ.

If you attended college, where did you go?

I am an alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).

Tell us about your personal life! Family, hobbies, etc.

My wife and I have seven (7) children (Ages 23 – 11), five (5) of which still live in the house. We are an athletic yet artistic family. All of our children are involved in sports, the arts, or both. We enjoy playing sports and board games together (especially Monopoly). My perfect day would consist of leisurely waking up, praying, and reading the Word while sipping a cup of coffee and meditating. I would then go to the gym for a good workout. After a good sweaty workout, I would take my wife out for a nice dinner before taking a walk on the riverside. (Now, that’s a GREAT Day!!!) I know that it’s simple but I’m a simple guy.

What’s your favorite food?

Though not all that good for you, I would have to say that my favorite food is pizza. I could eat pizza every day.

When/how did you begin your relationship with Jesus Christ?

Though raised in a Christian home, God truly regenerated my heart in the spring semester of my freshman year at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville). Guilt-ridden and depressed by the consequences of my own selfish sin, I was overcome and overwhelmed by the love and mercy that He showed me though I knew that I didn’t deserve it! I remain undeserving; in and of myself, but God in His infinite Grace saw fit to save me from my sin and I am unimaginably grateful.

What’s one thing about you that others would be surprised to know?

I’m an amateur Etymologist (I Love the study of words) and one of my favorite genres of music is Classical Baroque. (I know that I’m boring!)