John Starnes is a Christian singer, a particularly high tenor, well known for appearing on TV alongside Jimmy Swaggart during his crusades, and on Bill Gaither's Homecoming tours.
Starnes is also a pilot by training, holding Airline Transport Pilot ratings in both single engine and multiengine airplanes, and commercial privileges for helicopters. According to the Federal Aviation Administration airman certification inquiry, Starnes is also a flight instructor for single engine airplanes. When singing with the Jimmy Swaggart crusade team, Starnes also served as the ministry's chief pilot.
John and his wife Teresa, who are looking forward to their 31st wedding anniversary, live in Nashville, Tennessee. They have two grown daughters, Christia and Jessica.
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