Known for his profound gift of spiritual writing, author John M. Pontius desired above all one thing—pointing us to the Savior. He loved and gave his complete and unending support of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he remained in good standing all his life. He was born on May 12, 1952 in Moscow, Idaho to wonderful parents, Robert V. and Ann Pontius. Ever since he was a little boy, all John ever desired was to serve the Lord in whatever capacity he was called. He served an LDS mission to South Africa and returned home to BYU when he married the first time and had four beautiful children. John loved living in Alaska for nearly 35 years. After divorce, he married Terri J. Muhlestein and sealed four more beautiful children into his eternal family. He loves his precious family with a pure and abiding love. They are each his treasure.
John had the sweet and humbling gift of writing with the pen of angels. The Lord gave him an ability uniquely his to express the gospel of Jesus Christ in a simple yet magnificently beautiful way. Throughout his life he has touched many thousands of lives through his published books, firesides, and blog (Unblog My Soul). In addition, John's passions included music, playing piano and organ masterfully since a young boy, oil painting, woodworking, conducting choral and orchestra (his favorite being the Mat-Su Alaska Community Messiah, which he did for many years), Christmas, and anything that captivated his mechanical and technical genius.