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Pastor John Poundstone


John Poundstone

Senior Leader


Senior Leader, Joy! Church

Executive Director, Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Reno and Fernley

Executive Director, Real Choices Center, South Reno

Co-Founder, Bethesda Reno-Tahoe, Inc.

Founder, J15 Leadership

Board Member, Kingdom Global Ministries, Dallas, Texas

Former President and CEO, TNI Systems (technology company)


John Poundstone and his wife, Sherry, have lived in the region since 1996.  John brings a rich background of experience and executive leadership both in the church arena and beyond it. He has pursued full-time ministry since 2010. 

John currently serves as Senior Leader of Joy! Church in Fernley.  He is also the Executive Director of the Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Midtown Reno and Fernley, as well as the Real Choices Center in South Reno.

John and Sherry co-founded Bethesda Reno-Tahoe, a parachurch organization that supports various local Kingdom oriented enterprises throughout Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierra.  

John also serves on the Boards of Directors for Kingdom Global Ministries, a Dallas, Texas, based missions and development organization serving leaders of several thousand churches, ministries and businesses across forty nations on six continents.

John brings to the table a rich background and deep love for scripture. You can depend on him to teach and impart the Bible, and the ways of the Kingdom of God, in fresh and tailored ways. He brings lively and provocative thinking, wisdom and passion to all he does.

John’s track record of success across spans multiple disciplines:

  • Business (automobile, franchising and technology sectors), 25+ years;
  • Church and parachurch ministry & leadership, 20+ years;
  • Public Administration (elected official), 8 years;
  • NGO, volunteer and civic organizations, 25+ years.
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