John Chuol Tuoruok was born in Malakal, South Sudan on 11 October 1972. In 1982 he was baptised following his conversion to Christ and joined the Sunday School. By 1994 he was working as an evangelist leading others to Jesus. In 2007 he was made a lay-reader. In 2008 he was ordained to the Diaconate and was ordained to the Priesthood that same year by Bishop Nathaniel Garang. In 2012 he attended Renk Theological College, but was forced to flee when the war broke out on 15 December 2013. He is married to Elizabeth Nyathuok Reat and has three children, Turuk (11), Nyamal (7), and Gatlang (2). His family lives in a refugee camp in Kenya. He serves under an absentee Bishop, Bishop Peter Gatbel, who lives in Australia.