The Whiteners both graduated from Troy University in Alabama where they led a campus ministry for six and one half years. Following John’s graduation they moved to Valdosta, Georgia and began to work professionally. Judy as a high school art teacher and John as a psychologist in a specialized facility for the mentally handicapped. While living in Valdosta John was asked to pastor Elbethel Church in a nearby town.
For three and one half years they lived in Hazlehurst,John pastoring and Judy teaching at the local Jr. High School.Following the pastorate there they felt called to become missionaries and moved to San Jose Costa Rica to learn Spanish. A year latter they moved to Quito Ecuador where they lived for four years and then re-located to Guadalajara, Mexico where they presently reside and minister.
Their ministry includes the Bible Institute Fire From Heaven, a Mission Agency, A drama group, Bible studies and local church ministry. Judy is the Mexico Representative for Well Spring Ministries as well. Besides local ministry they both travel extensively ministering in South America, The Caribbean and the United States.
They are missionaries with Go to Nations formerly Called Calvary International.