After many years of searching, John Houston found his way home—his true home. Now, he wants to help you do the same.
John Houston has spent the past sixteen years building for others what he didn’t always have for himself growing up: a family home. Today, John is one of the premier custom home builders in Texas. Throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you see signs proudly presenting “John Houston Custom Homes” that paint a picture of the kind of home life John would have done anything to have as a child.
From a young age, home was not a place where John wanted to be. After his parents divorced and his mother moved out, his father remarried and moved in with his new family. John and his older brother struggled to adjust and began living by themselves with little to no adult supervision at the ages of 11 and 15.
They helped support themselves financially by working long hours running a lawncare business before and after school. The years that followed were challenging but also marked by God’s protection, even when John didn’t realize it, as he overcame hardships that could have permanently derailed his life. He met and married the woman of his dreams, completed his education and became a respected and successful business owner.
And he isn’t confused for one second about who’s ultimately responsible for his success: God.
In Finding My Way Home, John Houston reflects on a life of trials, hardships, and painful mistakes through the lens of gratitude for God’s enduring faithfulness. He explains, “God created a story with my life that puts a spotlight on His mercy and grace—a story of my anger and His forgiveness; of the broken family I grew up in and His restoration; of my demanding ‘leadership’ as a husband and father and His model for me to lead with love.”
John Houston is the Founder and CEO of the JH Family of Companies, including John Houston Homes, a premier builder of custom homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Waco, Texas and Trinity Oaks Mortgage, recently ranked by National Mortgage News as the #1 best mortgage company to work for in the United States. John is also the author of the book Finding My Way Home: A Journey to Discover Hope and a Life of Purpose (Forefront Books, April 20, 2021)
During his journey of building his businesses, John has stayed true to his core belief of putting God first, family second, and work third. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Tracy, for 27 years, and they are the parents of two young adult kids, Austin and Ashtyn.
“Over the years, I have had the privilege to witness first-hand how God is using John’s life, business, and testimony to impact millions of lives around the world. This book is a beautiful reminder of God’s faithfulness to redeem a life no matter the hardships that stand in the way. If you find yourself feeling discouraged on your own journey to discover a life of purpose, this is the right book for you.”