Dr. John Strubhar was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Westmont College for one year before graduating with a B.A. from Summit Christian College in 1969. He continued his theological studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, receiving a M.Div. in 1973; a Th.M. in homiletics and pastoral theology in 1975 and a D.Min. in Church Administration and Revitalization in 1980. 

Presently, Dr. Strubhar is serving as an Interim Pastor with Interim Pastor Ministries (IPM). Prior to this ministry, he was the Lead Pastor at Maywood Evangelical Free Church in Rockford, IL. His previous ministries involve serving as the Executive Pastor at the Boca Raton Community Church, Boca Raton, FL; Superintendent for the Great Lakes District of the Evangelical Free Church of America; and serving as a Lead Pastor of churches in Indiana, Illinois and California. He is ordained by the Evangelical Free Church of America and is a life-time member of the EFCA Ministerial Association. 

He co-authored a book with the late Dr. Lloyd Perry entitled, Evangelistic Preaching: A Step by Step Guide to Pulpit Evangelism, published by Moody Press in 1979 and reprinted by Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, Oregon in 2000. He has also contributed several chapters to two men’s devotional books: Time Out, published by Evergreen in 1989 and Take Five, published by Broadman and Holman in 1994.

Dr. Strubhar and his wife Sandy have three grown adult children and eleven grandchildren.