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John W. Fanning
Position: Senior Pastor
Phone: 908-876-5112, ext. 13


John Fanning grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts suburb of Brockton. He graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and earned a Master of Divinity degree in Church History at Boston University School of Theology.
John and Emily, his wife of more than 41 years, live in Hackettstown. They have two sons who live in the Washington D.C. area.
John and Emily love to travel when they get the chance. Brewster on Cape Cod and Ogunquit, Maine are their 2 favorite vacation spots.
Like his father before him, John is a lifelong member of “Red Sox Nation.” He is still celebrating their World Series triumph.
John is rarely without a book nearby. Currently on the carousel of his Kindle are Encounters with Jesus by Tim Keller, and The Heir Apparent by Jane Ridley.
John’s favorite book of the Bible is whatever he’s currently reading. Right now he’s discovering new truths from the book of Leviticus.  His daily Bible Reading is supplemented by Warren Wiersbe's commentary Be Holy as well as the study notes in The MacArthur Study Bible.
Pastor John will begin a series on February 9th entitled "Jesus, the One and Only."  This series is based on The Gospel of John.  You can go to the link for "Sermons" or "Listen to Sermons" if you want to read a sermon or hear an audio stream.
John has served on the pastoral staff at Valley View Chapel since December 2003.