As a preacher, leader, teacher and apologist, John Vermilya's messages focus on the call to authentic Christianity, resulting in passionate lives of purpose, service, sacrifice and risk.
John is passionate about Jesus, having been unshackled by His grace, captivated by His love, abandoned to His cause, and confident of His justice. John detests spiritual apathy, religious legalism, fix-me/bless-me faith, and drive-by Christians.
As a gifted communicator his ministry focus is to stir Christians to move beyond spiritual apathy, stagnancy and religiosity and embrace a life of passion and purpose by becoming an actual follower of Christ with all the unpredictability and risk that it entails.
Through storytelling, humor and reflecting on his own Christian walk, John is able to connect with audiences of various ages and challenge and encourage them in their spiritual journeys. A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, John has traveled and ministered extensively across the globe.