Jonny grew up in Eastern Oregon, near Vale, attending schools in Vale and Harper. He completed his senior year and graduated at Elgin, Oregon in 1957. He married Vida Perry April 29th 1961. They raised two sons, John and Dan, and two daughters, Dodie and Stacey. Vida passed away in 1997.
Johnny received his BA in Theological Studies from Puget Sound Christian College in June of 1988 and his MS in Ministry from Pepperdine in June of 1990. He pastored at Grandview Christian Church, Grandview, WA from 1990 - 1999. He then moved to Selah, WA where he pastored The Christian Church at Selah from 1999 – 2007. He came to the Moses Lake Christian Church January 1, 2007 where he serves as Pastor of Senior's Ministry and Pastoral Care.