Pastor John and Michelle, along with four other families, planted Living Hope Church in 1996 which now runs 6 weekend services at 3 local sites in the Vancouver area. Living Hope also has a campus in Hawaii and several international campuses in New Zealand, Mexico, the Philippines and India.
John has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Evangelism, and is a popular speaker at conferences, crusades, and churches around the world, including South Korea, India
Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. His passion to both encourage, and challenge, pastors to be about what matters most to the heart of God; reaching the lost.
In April 2011 Johns first book ‘Dangerous Church’ was released in the Leadership Network Innovation series. Drawing insight from the book of Acts, this book unfolds the very personal journey of John, and then his entire church, as they walk out their dangerous faith, risking everything to reach the next one person for Christ.
As a pastor, John strives to cultivate an “Acts 2” church where people pursue being fully devoted Christ followers, and serve each other. He longs for church to be a place where people live the values Jesus died for, where lost people will find a safe place to hear a dangerous message.
Pastor John’s only life goal is to know Jesus more every day. In the words of first century Jews, his hope is to be covered in the dust of his Rabbi.
If you would like to book Pastor John for a conference or other speaking opportunity please contact Teresa Petker at Teresap@livinghopechurch.com.