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Awaken the saint within

Answering the Call to Holinesss

Just as Jesus woke the apostles several times in the garden of Gethsemane…we need to awaken the greatness of God within us and be obedient to God’s call. How do we get there? How do we awaken the saint within us?

Pope Benedict XVI said "Man was made for excellence, and this greatness is to be filled with God Himself. When filled with God, we surrender our will and our ways to follow Him."

In John's signature talk he helps others look more closely at our call to Holiness by looking at these 5 cardinal points (SAINT):

Seek God and His kingdom

Awareness and Acknowledgement of his great love for us

Intentional life of holiness inspired by the Holy Spirit  

Nurture relationships with God, His church, and His People

 Trust in Jesus Christ, Share the Truth of the Gospel and bring         transformation to people

Seeking a relationship with God must be intentional:

Clip from Lancaster Catholic High School Faculty Day of Reflection October 2020


it's time to awaken the saint within

"Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come." - Matthew 14:41


meet john kinuthia

Catholic speaker and Leadership coach

John is a Catholic Speaker, Confidence Leadership Coach and a Podcaster who conveys a message of awakening the saint within, cultivating a deeper personal relationship with Jesus and having a great trust and confidence in Him. John is the founder of Awaken the Saint Within Ministries: a Catholic speaking and accompaniment (coaching) ministry.

John speaks for Parish Missions, Conferences, and Retreats. John has 12 years of experience, speaking for diverse audiences and cultures. He includes stories from his home country of Kenya and wisdom learned from his mother and grandfather. He is an engaging speaker who inspires each individual to cultivate a deeper intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

At the core of every message, John inspires and challenges people to step out of their comfort zone, Awaken the Saint Within and have confidence in God’s greatness, as Pope Benedict states, “Man was created for greatness—for God himself.”

In one-on-one Coaching/Accompaniment, he works with individuals to help them discover God’s plan for their life and through prayer, guidance, and practical action steps see that plan becomes a reality.

John continues to grow and deepen his personal relationship with Jesus through gratitude, prayer, sacraments, family life, household chores, and the help of Mama Mary and the Saints. His calling is to share his love of Christ with others and help them deepen their own relationship through simple but intentional prayer, actions and sacrifice.

At home, he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, and their 3 boys, taking long walks, sports, reading motivational books, and watching nature.


Book John for your speaking or coaching needs.

working with john

"Mr. Kinuthia is by far one of the most genuine presenters I have ever had the pleasure of working with. From his introduction all the way through his presentation to a group of our students here at Cristo Rey Philadelphia, he was exceptional. His ability to build authentic professional working relationships is matched only by his ability to equip students with the mindset to achieve their goals."

Louise Antione

Assistant Dean Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

"John did a spectacular job presenting at our parish. His joy of the Lord and enthusiasm in sharing Jesus with others is contagious! We are planning to have him return soon."

Gina Mesko

Discipleship Coordinator, Office of the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

"The speaker was extremely engaging. The presentation made me realize even more the need to deepen my relationship with Jesus through prayer."

Participant in Growing the Love of God series

St. John Chrysostom - Wallingford, PA

"The presentation helped me think about how much God has done in my life! It has inspired me to want to tell someone my story."

Participant in Tell Your Story: How to Share What God Has Done in Your Life

Church of St. Joseph - Ashton, PA

"I have enjoyed all of John's presentations. He is energetic, to the point, and very real. He instantly has everyone in the room interested in what he has to share and what he shares is always interesting, useful, and inspiring. John is funny, talented, and insightful. I look forward to attending another presentation."

Doreen McGettigan

Bestselling Author


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