John Mulligan has served as the Senior Pastor of the Open Arms Church in Schenectady, New York, for nearly 30 years. He joined the pastoral team when Open Arms Church was a young and developing church plant meeting at the Northeast Campus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. John holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Kean University, Union, New Jersey, and the Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. John has taught as an adjunct instructor for the Northeast Campus from time to time. 

John is married to Danielle, and they have two grown daughters, Victoria who is married to William Kent, and Alexandra who is a sophomore in college.