John is a former journalist, graphic designer, pastor and missionary. His most recent venture is a new hospitality and counseling ministry, Restless Heart Ministries, with which he plans to open a small retreat center with cabins and a garden to help broken and hurting people find rest, counsel and healing.
He considers himself educated. His office wall displays several certificates: a bachelor’s in communications from John Brown University and a master’s in biblical studies (pastoral ministries) from Dallas Theological Seminary. As a journalist and editor, he won multiple awards in column writing and page design, and he is the author of Advent: A Daily Christmas Devotional, which can be found via Amazon Kindle and iBooks.
John is married to the lovely Mrs. Newton (Shannon) and they live in the beautiful Ozark Mountains near Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Newtons love to travel to new places, especially when they can visit state and national parks. He is also a partaker of fine teas — herbal, black and green — with a special affinity for Earl Grey.
Be sure to check out their ministry on the Restless Heart website!