John F. Lofton, named after President John F. Kennedy, was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama—the last city on the coast just before Mobile Bay. He served 6 years in the U.S. Marines and is grateful for both his country and coastal upbringing.
He is profoundly intense, intellectually insightful, spiritually inspiring and socially relevant. He is passionate about his profession in business and technology, as well as his unrelenting call to be a pastor in the community of Indian Trail, a suburb of Charlotte, NC. His reach has no boundaries—from children to youth and from seniors to everyone else in between—he is devoted to extending his personal mission of equipping the saints for the work of the Ministry.
Equipped with a vision, and a unique style of teaching he has been asked to minister to diverse congregations, denominations and non-profit organizations. His messages are hard-hitting, powerful, insightful and relevant. With great courage and great care, he also faithfully seeks to serve his surrounding police departments, school districts, and those in local positions and offices of authority and legislation in an effort to help bridge the gap between community and congregation. He is impassioned about maintaining successful and loving marriages as well as preparing others for marriage and has conducted marriage conferences/boot camps/retreats and single adult conferences that provide actionable tools that help others understand what a Covenant relationship truly looks like. He strongly believes in helping single people identify who they are in Christ and how to discern a counterfeit relationship.
In January of 2007, he and his wife initiated a Bible study in their home and it was this Bible study that God used to plant Covenant Community Church in May of 2007.
In 2016, John launched his non-profit, John Lofton Ministries, affirming his mission to educate, motivate, inspire, and teach people to dig deeper into their callings. Pastor John looks forward to the future influence of his ministry, as well as the impact of his most recent project, his debut book, “Mixture” and companion Study Guide “Dare To Be Different”. Just as the title of the book implies, Mixture was written with the unique purpose to, uncompromisingly, lead believers away from their hindering habits and towards their capacity and calling to be distinctively different.
He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Covenant Community Church, Indian Trial NC; Founder and President of John Lofton Ministries Inc; Western Regional Director of Pneuma Network of Churches; Certified Chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains; Board of Directors – Operation Cheer Up A Child.
Currently, John resides in Indian Trial, a suburb of Charlotte, NC. He lives there with his wife of 23 years, Elaine. They have two daughters, Ashley and Caitlin and three grand-children. He is consistently living out the values he espouses in his personal life and believes that building peripheral covenant relationships is essential for continued growth for any leader.
Upcoming book projects include:
- Mixture in the Marketplace!
- It’s Time to Man Up!
- This Psalm is for YOU!