John Banister

John and Sharon Banister have been members at Pecan Grove since 1995. During that time John has served as Elder, Preacher, and Bible School Teacher.

John and Sharon have lived in Ladonia, Texas since 1991. They moved to Ladonia when John retired for the U.S. Air Force after 20+ years of service. They have two daughters, Bethany Banister Rainsberg and Hannah Kate Banister. Their first grandchild, James Banister Rainsberg, was born in January, 2010.

John grew up in Dallas, Tx, where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He attended Abilene Christian College for two years before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 1970. He joined the U.S. Air Force later that year and was a pilot until his retirement.

John and Sharon are ranchers. They raise cattle and harvest native pecans. John’s interests include aviation, competitive shooting, and astronomy.