John Dyer Sr.

John has been a part of Harvest Bible Chapel Flagstaff since the beginning. He was raised in a Christian household and was taught the Christian faith since childhood. In his early teen years he became frustrated with failing to live like he knew God wanted, and subsequently quit trying. One summer evening when John was fifteen, God performed a work of His grace in him, giving him certitude, peace, relief, and overwhelming joy. Since that evening, God has faithfully kept John through the peaks and valleys of life. John grew up mostly in Georgia. Originally showing up in Flagstaff in 1981 to attend Northern Arizona University, he managed to earn a four-year electrical engineering degree in seven years. (He readily admits to not being a model student.) John is married to Risa and they have three sons, commonly referred to as “the Dyer boys”: John Jr., Matt, and Ethan. He is grateful to God for allowing him to work at W. L. Gore and Associates since 1992. Finally, he loves anything that is done outdoors: hunting, backpacking, climbing, and anything else you can do outside.