John Sage is the Founder and CEO of Bridges To Life. A native Houstonian, John graduated from St. Thomas High School and attended Louisiana State University where he earned a B.S. in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration. Before beginning Bridges To Life in 1998, John’s professional life was spent in real estate and finance.
In 1993, John lost his sister Marilyn to a violent act of crime. For the next 5 years, he struggled with the trauma, rage and grief of this tragedy. After much spiritual searching, John was led to participate in a pilot prison program called Sycamore Tree where crime victims went into prisons and shared their stories. John was profoundly changed by this experience, which not only enhanced his own healing, but powerfully impacted the inmates as well. Wanting to extend this experience to other crime victims and offenders, John founded Bridges To Life.
John has been married to his high school sweetheart Frances for over 40 years. They have two sons and four grandchildren, and reside in Houston.