About John Armistead
John Armistead is an ordained minister, artist, and novelist. He began his first formal studio training at age eight in Mobile, Alabama, working in pastel and oil. In addition to studying art in college, he has taken workshops at the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design in New York, and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut.
Armistead’s art work is represented by Caron Gallery in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Armistead who lives in Tupelo, holds degrees from Mississippi College, the University of Mississippi, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also studied at Sorrento Lingue in Sorrento, Italy. He has pastored churches in Mississippi, California, and Hawaii. He is currently pastor of Unity Presbyterian Church in Plantersville, Mississippi.
He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, The Author’s Guild, and the Portrait Society of America.