The Rev. Bentley is a native Texan. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from North Texas State University and Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. He previously served as Rector for St. Dunstan’s in Houston and St. Peter’s in Brenham. Following ordination to the Deaconate, he was assigned to St. Martin’s, where he served under Dr. Bagby as an Assistant to the Rector in the mid 1970s. John and his wife, Pam, have two sons, one daughter and four grandchildren.