Visionary, Global Strategist, Catalyst, Consultant, Thought Leader, Researcher, Missiologist, Professor, and Author:
Our team leader has over 35 years of professional research, consulting, and strategy experience. He has worked with over 1,700 churches/ministries from 75 denominations conducting research, consulting, and strategy in the areas of churches, church planting, world religions, movements, cities, countries, diaspora peoples, and unreached people groups throughout the U.S. and globally. He has also worked in the area of church planting with hundreds of churches as a coach and consultant and has also worked with other churches in the areas of consulting and coaching, helping them to be more effective in outreach and growth. He has consulted globally with a number of missions organizations in the areas of strategy, research, church planting, and city reaching. He has organized a number of citywide and city reaching events and partnerships both locally and nationally. He has personally taken over 27,000 people on a Discover Your City Tour in several different U.S. cities. John is the creator of the “Circle of Significance” for world missions strategy. He has also taught 29 different college and graduate courses for several colleges and universities over the last 23 years. He is the author of the CityView Report book which has been updated and expanded into 17 Editions since 1996 and he has several other published papers and articles. Previously to founding City Vision in 1995, John worked 15 years for U.S. Bank. He holds five degrees and diplomas: Diploma in Banking, Associate of Arts, (A.A. Phi Theta Kappa Honors), Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Magna Cum Laude), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S. with an M.Div. equivalency), and a Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min.). He has also taken other additional courses at the college, master’s, and doctoral levels.
Yes that’s right, all these global powerhouse companies and products had their humble beginnings back in 1995. The year 1995 has often been called, “The year that changed everything” and we fully agree with that as that is the year God allowed City Vision to burst onto the scene and we’ve never looked back as the Lord has guided us faithfully over the years of ministry work.