John attended LCU while it was a Junior College, graduating in 1969. After getting his B.A. from Harding, he came back to LCU to work in Admissions. Since that time, he has been the Director of Admissions, Director of Alumni Relations, Director of Development, Vice President for University Advancement, and he now serves as Senior Vice President of University Relations. He has been closely associated with all of LCU's summer camps for over thirty years because he loves what happens to young people when they attend a Christian summer camp. Encounter, Camp Champion, Impact (the camp for Senior Adults) and Pine Springs Summer Camp in NM are all LCU sponsored and are the recipients of his passion for the Christian camp experience. John is married to Elaine (Mitchell) King ('72), and they have two married children, Jon King ('00) and Jennifer (King) Kessler ('01).