John Higginbotham is director of our youth program, focusing on ministry and outreach to our junior and senior high youth. John brings a wealth of experience in children’s and youth ministry having served as principal of a Christian school for the past eleven years. Both his classroom and administration background prepared John to connect with our youth and strike a balance between discipleship and outreach to our community. John was born and raised in Orange, Va., and grew up serving in the local church. After earning his bachelor of arts degree in English from Hampden-Sydney College, he returned to Orange to raise his family and begin his focus on youth ministry. He continues to serve his community, his church, and his Savior at LOWC with his wife, Tracy, and five children.