Fr. John L. Lasuba was born in Yei District, South Sudan and grew up in Southern Sudan where he studied to become a priest. He was ordained in 1993 for the Archdiocese of Juba. In 1997, he joined the liberated area of the South, and worked there until 2004 when he came the United States. He Joined St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church staff in 2005 on the invitation of the pastor, Msgr. Jerry Mahon.