In 1981, after moving to LA from Montana, Pastor John founded New Challenge Ministries with Reverend Mark Flick and John Snider.
In 1994, Pastor John met his wife, Laura. Bringing years of customer service experience and a heart for helping people, Laura helped NCM take on the form we know today.
In 2005, Pastor John and Laura began distributing food to combat the ever-growing problem of food inequality. Their goal is to ensure that everyone who comes to NCM experiences respect, dignity and humanity.
By 2019, Pastor John and Laura, with the help of their inspiring volunteers, were helping over 1 million people a year. With the onset of Covid, their task of helping those in need has not become any easier.