John O’Brien was born and raised in Gallipolis, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in education from the University of Rio Grande and taught school for 6 years. During this time, God began to stir His heart for the river cities area. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Diploma in Practical Ministry from the Southern Ohio School of Ministry, in Chillicothe, Ohio. In the Spring of 2006, John and His wife Sarah planted River City Fellowship, a thriving church who’s vision is to see transformation in the area. John and Sarah live in Gallipolis with their two sons, Micah and Kael.