John LauraJon Warnes has served as the Director of Youth & Family for the Brown Trail church of Christ since May 2016. Jon was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois and as a child lived in Brea, California and Black Forest, Colorado before his family settled in St. Peters, Missouri. Three weeks after graduating from Fort Zumwalt High School in 1986, he enlisted with the U.S. Air Force. Upon completing his specialty training, His wife and childhood sweetheart, Laura, and their family moved to Okinawa, Japan. He became a Christian there in July 1987 and the family were members of the Chibana church of Christ while serving in the military.

 

Jon & Laura have nine beautiful children and seven precious grandchildren. Anthony, the oldest, is married to Andria and they have four children (Brooke, Owen, Lincoln, and Wyatt). Anthony is the Pulpit Minister for the Westhill congregation in Corsicana, Texas.

Alicia Bookout is their oldest daughter and she is married to Garrett Bookout and they have two children (Emma and Wesley). Garrett is the Pulpit Minister for the Northwest congregation in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Alex is married to Lindsey and they have a son (Preston). Alex is the Youth Minister for the Airport Road congregation in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Andrew Warnes is the Associate Minister for the Elm & Hudson congregation in Altus, Oklahoma.

Abby works as a barista for Kindred Coffee in North Richlands Hills, Texas and is taking college-level interior decorating classes.

Adam is a student at the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver, Colorado and will graduate in May 2018

Anna is a senior in high school in Haltom City, Texas and works at a pie shop.

Aaron is in middle school in Haltom City, Texas.

Ashton is in middle school in Haltom City, Texas.

 

The military took the family to many different locations over the years and so they were blessed to be part of many congregations and made many friends. Jon, Laura, and the family came to Texas from Denver, Colorado where Jon was the Director of Alumni Relations for the Bear Valley Bible Institute since 2010. Jon’s background prior to ministerial work is in meteorology and aircraft electronics, mostly with the military or as a government contractor. Jon and Laura look forward to serving alongside the beautiful church family at Brown Trail for the rest of their lives and hope you will join them here at Brown Trail! John Laura Familt

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