Pastor Welcome


Thank you for visiting St. John the Evangelist in Ozark, AL.  We would like to welcome you to our parish.  I became pastor in September 2021.  I am delighted to be back in the Wiregrass.  It is a special place that is dear to my heart. 

I grew up in Prattville, AL and attended nearby Wallace Community College from 1998-2000 where I played baseball.  I graduated from Auburn University of Montgomery in 2003 with a degree in marketing and spent several years working in the private sector before feeling a call to serve as a priest for the Archdiocese of Mobile. 

I was ordained in 2016 and served as parochial vicar at St. Dominic Parish and chaplain at McGill-Toolen Catholic School High School in Mobile.  Most recently, I have served as pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Troy, AL and campus minister at Troy University since June 2019. 

I look forward to serving this faith filled community and celebrating God’s presence among us as your pastor.  Know of my prayers for you and your families.


Fr. Chris Boutin, Pastor