MAKE IT LOUD| John Lehmberg

John Lehmberg is a 25 year veteran of ministry, having grown up in Randallstown, MD, a suburb of Baltimore. Ministry was written on John’s heart from an early age; he discovered his call to minister through the local church while serving in Young Life. He picked up the acoustic guitar first in high school, leading the singing in his Young Life club, and later, leading worship in college. He graduated from Eastern College in 1989, with a degree in Youth Ministry and in History. John’s initial training was with Duffy Robbins at Eastern University, and in more recent years, he has been coached by Pastor Dan Reiland from Injoy Ministries who is the Excecutive Pastor of 12Stone Church Church in the Atlanta area. John is the founding Youth Pastor of two different churches, including 12Stone. He served their for nearly a decade and led the student ministry there from 20 students in a trailer classroom, to a transforming student ministry with 300 kids and over 50 leaders. John has led worship for the students in every church he has served. He later became a small groups pastor at 12Stone, and has personally served in churches of all sizes, from a house church to churches of over 3000. 

John also pastored a house church he planted in 2004 called Village Church and has been consulting with pastors, youth pastors, leaders, and students all over the United States, as well as speaking at retreats and leadershp events. In addition to speaking, coaching, and consulting, John provides pastoral counseling for pastors who need an ear. He also owns Make It Loud, Inc., a web design firm in Buford, GA. John has been married to his wife Glenda since 1992. She is a non-profit director, and is a qualified Myers-Briggs Personality-Type Consultant.

In his off hours, John restores, drives, and collects old Air-Cooled Volkswagens.  His everyday car is a 1972 Super Beetle that he is the 2nd owner of, he goes camping regularly in his 1975 VW Westfalia Camper Bus, and he’s currently working on a 1965 Karmann Ghia he hopes to have complete by the end of 2018.  John and Glenda have made the Atlanta area their home and have 4 children. John loves ministry and considers it his life-long calling.