John North (Christian author and speaker)

John North (born 1961) is a Christian author and speaker based in Sydney, Australia.

John North is best known for his authorship of "LifeWorks" (a course that introduces non-churched people to Christianity without assuming that they already understand Christian jargon or presuppositions) and "GrowthWorks" (a DVD-based small group course to help Christians understand the inner process that leads to spiritual growth).

John is the Ministry Team Leader of [ Ambassadors for Christ International—Australia] , an interdenominational ministry organisation operating around the world and focused on assisting local churches in the areas of spiritual vitality and evangelism.

John is also very active around Australia as a preacher and Bible teacher, preaching in churches of all types, especially in the Sydney area. He has spoken at many of the major conferences in Australia and is a frequent speaker to university students through the "Student Life" campus organisation.

John is also heard throughout Sydney on his morning radio spots, aired each weekday after the 6am news on 103.2 and called "Time With God".

John authors the daily devotional readings in the "Time With God" devotional magazine read each day by many Australians.


John North was born in India in 1961 to Australian missionary parents. His father, Ian North, established the ministry of Ambassadors for Christ International in India and in USA and was known for his spiritual life and Bible teaching. At the age of ten, John's family returned to their homeland of Australia, but only for a year. They then moved to USA, living briefly in New York and New Jersey before settling in Atlanta, which would remain their family home for many years.

John attended Redan High School. During his highschool days his inner life was falling apart and he was descending into depression when he went on a youth camp organised by First Baptist Church of Atlanta. At the youth camp, John's life was profoundly changed when he put his faith in Jesus Christ. As a result, he purposed to invest his life in helping others find the same spiritual transformation that he had found.

John obtained his BA in English Bible from "Columbia Bible College" (now Columbia International University) and his Master of Theology from "Dallas Theological Seminary". While in Dallas, John married his wife Lois. At the conclusion of his theological studies, John worked on the pastoral team at Faith Bible Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for several years. Then, following a brief time in Russia, helping to establish the "Far East Bible College" in Khabarovsk, John and his wife settled in Sydney, Australia, in 1994.

External links

* [ John North]
* [ LifeWorks]
* [ GrowthWorks]
* [ Time With God]
* [ Ambassadors for Christ International—Australia]
* [ Ambassadors for Christ International]

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