John’s heart for leaders in full time ministry is a natural outgrowth of a life spent watching God turn pain and tragedy into comfort and healing. “I had a childhood that may have qualified me to be the least likely person to go into ministry” John said. “But then Jesus showed up!”
Planting churches spread from East Coast to West with one in Chicago, John’s unlikely story was always highlighted by what he calls “Two Sides”. “Often it is in that secret vulnerable pain and embarrassment behind our stories we find the deeper truth - grace is more than a concept.” John’s story has given him a passion for those in ministry effected by abuse of all kinds, addictions, tragedy, pain and even congregations.
“We know Jesus had something special to say about sheep,” John said. “Sometimes we forget that the best way to help sheep is to take care of their shepherds.”