John Conrod was born in 1940 in Chicago Illinois to John and Frieda Conrod. John received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University and a Master's degree in Divinity from Eastern Baptist Seminary. He served as a pastor and missionary for over 35 years. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, John co-founded a software development company named BIBLEBYTES in 1982 with his wife, Joyce, and his second son, Philip, to publish a series of Computer Bible Games for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer in 1982. John later co-authored two computer programming books with Joyce and Philip between 1983 and 1984 which were used in Christian schools and homeschools around the world for many years. In 1991, John was named as one of Seattle Pacific University's “Alumni of a Growing Vision.” during the University’s Centennial celebration. John also co-founded a non-profit organization called New Covenant Ministries. John died on August 7, 2005, of complications related to multiple sclerosis. John is survived by his wife, Joyce, and his two sons, Michael and Philip.