Rev Dr John Reid is from Temora in the South Western of NSW and his wife Janice was born in Parkes in central west NSW. Both are graduates of Morling College and met after Janice graduated from Morling and was a deaconess at Castle Hill Baptist Church. John spoke at a youth tea and they met and were engaged within months when John was student pastor at the church at Tahmoor in the southern highlands of NSW.
Janice and John have four sons, Andrew, Garth, Nathan and Marcus and 13 grandchildren. John mentors pastors, preaches, appreciates classical music and gardening. Janice is a piano teacher and still has 15 students each week.