On Friday evenings, John and Marcie lead the Home Port Hospitality House gathering for singles, couples, and families, which includes dinner, worship, Bible study, and fellowship. They also host a men’s Bible study, dinner, and fellowship time on Monday evenings. Additionally, they host special holiday events and outings for families and singles.
Marcie came to faith in Christ at age six, when it was made clear only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life by faith in Jesus Christ are forgiven their sins and granted eternal life (Acts 26:16-18; Revelation 20:15, 21:27). John came to faith much later at age 20 when an evangelist from Athletes in Action shared the gospel in a form John could understand and act upon, making it clear that John’s works could never merit anything. Both Marcie and John responded to what they heard and understood by calling on the Lord to forgive and save them (Luke 13:5; Romans 10:13). As they continued to mature in Christ through ministries like Cadence and the love expressed in those settings and through their local church, they continued to bear more and more fruit that evidenced their faith was genuine.
John and Marcie were first introduced to each other and the ministry of Cadence at Kadena Air Base as lieutenants in 1983. They were married in 1988 and have one daughter who lives with her husband in Aubrey, Texas, and one son who lives in West Hollywood, California. Marcie served in the Air Force as an intelligence officer for more than seven years, then resigned her commission to raise and home-school their children. For more than 26 years, John served in the Air Force as a navigator and later as a pilot. Before joining Cadence, Marcie completed more than nine years with the Transportation Security Administration, and John completed more than 12 years with the Air Force in civil service.