John Gonzalez, MDiv

John Gonzalez, MDiv

Pastor John Gonzalez

Pastor John was born in the Bronx (New York) to parents originally from the Dominican Republic, although he spent his formative years in Reading, Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. in Theology from Andrews University and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. After graduation from seminary, John pastored in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before accepting a call to serve as a youth pastor in the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In 2022, John and wife Nayeli relocated to Maryland.

Prior to this position, Pastor John served as the high-school Bible teacher and elementary and middle-school chaplain at Spencerville Adventist Academy. He is happily married to Nayeli (Moretta) Gonzalez, and together, they have two dogs: Toby, a 130-pound Great Dane, and Kalil, a black Labrador retriever. Nayeli teaches second grade at Spencerville Adventist Academy and is a longtime member of the Spencerville Church community. 

Minister of Music
Erwin Nanasi, DWS
Pastor for Nurture and Visitation
Kandace Zollman