Born and raised in California, John is an international pastor, conference speaker, and bestselling author of Sheltered With God: Finding God’s Peace in a World of Fear, Resenting God: Escape the Downward Spiral of Blame from Abingdon Press and Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God from Thomas Nelson Publishers.
John received his Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and he received his Doctor of Theology degree magna cum laude in New Testament Studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has pastored and planted churches in California, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Switzerland, training pastors and leaders in evangelism, prayer, outreach, and building healthy churches.
John has been featured on Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, Fox News, Faith Radio Network, Cru, American Family Radio Network, In the Market with Janet Parshall, The Bottom Line with Roger Marsh, Miracle Channel, Bill Martinez Live, and many more.
John is host of the podcast The Walk on Theology Mix. The Walk is about our faith walk, the way we live out our faith in our daily life. It brings together conversations of faith from all aspects with writers, pastors, friends, musicians, entrepreneurs, and others. Inspiring guests include George Barna, Rev. Anthony Thompson, Dr. John Lennox, Rev. Percy McCray, Deb Wolfe, Ty Manns, and many more.
John is also part of the Neutestamentlichen Kolloquium of the Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät of LMU (Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München).
He is married to his beautiful wife, Shirin, and together they refer to their two children as their “most precious treasures and best gifts from God.”
Favorite books of the Bible: Genesis and Acts, records of the fantastic and inspiring faith history. Genesis declares the works of God and Acts records the works of the risen Christ.
A Favorite Bible verse: Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. –Ephesians 3:20-21.
Hobbies: John loves to take walks, read, watch old black and white films, and travel!
Favorite vacation spots: Italy and Switzerland.