Pastor, The Methodist Church of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, D.Min. '05.
John pastors a church of 2,500 in Hong Kong, a major center of world commerce. He has been a minister for 18 years, and served in Darby, England before following God’s call to another continent. The Methodist Church of Hong Kong includes attendants from America, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Russia, Australia, England, and an increasing number from China. John shared that when he was called to this position, he found himself asking, “How do I serve an international congregation?” He adds, “It’s multi-cultural, a bit like the United Nations, but I found an awful lot I’ve been learning in the D.Min. program was just so right as we started to put into place some of the things I’ve learned. My predecessor was mainly concerned with the social gospel, and the church is now really responding to biblical preaching. We’ve started to pray now too. I feel my job is to be a means that God uses to bring new people to Christ, as well as to help believers grow in their relationship with Christ.”