John Patton serves as Tennessee State Director for AFC, where he helps to oversee AFC’s policy, advocacy, political, and grassroots efforts across the state.

John began his career teaching and coaching high school in the St. Louis, MO area before earning a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and spending six years working in higher education administration.

In addition to his work in education, John gained valuable operational experience in business consulting and private equity roles and added an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

John is a native of the Nashville area, having been educated in a mixture of public, private, and homeschool settings. John is a founding board member of King’s Academy, an independent Christian school in the Nashville area launching in the 2021-2022 school year.

John and his wife Annie and their four children make their home in Nashville.