John V. Morgan, Lead Pastor
Pastor John and his wife, Betsy, have six children—Sean, Ryan (Leighton), Jonathan (Melissa), Kristin (Larry), Kelly, and Joel. They are “Opa” and “Grams” to the ten most wonderful grandchildren on the planet!
J P Simms III, Executive Pastor
J Simms has served in a pastoral role in local church ministry for more than thirty years. An Ordained Bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) and a graduate of Lee University (Cleveland, TN), J’s ministry has covered a wide variety of areas especially as a Worship Pastor and Executive/Administrative Pastor. Pastor J serves orphanages in Central America and Haiti as a board member and financial officer for International Orphan Support. He is passionate about seeing people grow in their faith to become fully-devoted followers of Christ, connect with other Christ-followers and serve by using their unique gifts and abilities in meaningful ministry.
Pastor J is married to Rebecca, and they have two young adult children, Taylor and Jordan.
Larry Kusic, Worship & Arts Pastor
Larry Kusic was born in Savannah, Georgia and began playing drums in church at age 4. He felt the calling to lead worship at age 18, shortly after taking up the piano. In 2001, he transferred to Lee University where he played with Campus Choir for three years. He traveled all over the United States and parts of Europe during his time with Campus Choir and Power Unlimited. He moved to Jacksonville in 2004 after graduating with a music degree, and has served as the Worship and Arts Pastor at Restoration Church since that time. Larry and his wife, Kristin, love life, love people, love ministry, and especially their three children Ava, Henry and Simon.
Adam Marcum, Student Ministries Pastor
Adam Marcum was born in Richmond, Indiana. He attended Lee University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and then earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Before moving to Jacksonville in 2005, Adam served as youth pastor at Trinity Praise and Worship Center in Richmond, Indiana. Upon moving to Jacksonville, he began work as a full-time high school band director while volunteering his time as a youth leader in Restoration’s youth ministry. Adam joined the Restoration staff in June 2010 as Youth Pastor.
Adam is married to Christine and they are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Addison and Charlotte. Adam has dedicated his life to students, both at church and in the public school system, for over ten years. His prayer is that his life can be an example of Christ to each and every student with whom he comes into contact.
Sean Morgan, Children’s Pastor
A gifted musician as well as an experienced educator, Sean Morgan brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to Restoration Kids. Sean sees children’s ministry as a partnership with parents and is passionate about encouraging and inspiring kids to grow in their relationship with and knowledge of Jesus Christ.