Rev. Dr. John Tittle

Pastor/Head of Staff

The Rev. Dr. John Tittle grew up in River Forest, IL, a western suburb of Chicago, and is a born and raised Presbyterian who sensed God’s call to be a Presbyterian minister from the age of sixteen. He graduated from Oral Roberts University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from George Fox University.

John’s first pastoral call was as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Kennewick, WA. John and his wife, Sarah, then spent four years in a Central Washington Presbytery validated ministry of mission work in Alexandria, Egypt. They answered the call to Egypt when their oldest child, Abby, was six months old. Luke was later born there. With their team, they studied Arabic and the culture, cultivated friendships, and sought to build bridges of understanding in Christ’s name with the Muslim community. Upon returning to the United States, John was called as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, Georgia. Since 2008, John has served as Pastor and Head of Staff at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in our Presbytery de Cristo.

John and Sarah, a native Arizonan, have been married since 1999. One of their favorite memories together is walking the Camino de Santiago eighty-mile pilgrimage in Spain a few summers ago. They are the proud parents of four children: Abby and Luke, both students at NAU, Jude, a senior in high school who plans to join his siblings at NAU in the fall, and 8th grader Phoebe. In addition to enjoying the company of family and friends, John’s interests include working out at the F45 gym, hiking, rucking, reading/listening to books, music, art, coffee, and playing the board game Azul with family.