"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

Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About John

I was born and raised in Kenya, the second of seven children. In Kenya, I was involved in many aspects of my Catholic faith and it is where I began my vocation as a retreat and workshop presenter. I was a leader of 'Young Christian Students' (YCS), a leader of a Small Christian Community group; served in Catholic youth leadership; and was a member of VIDES Kenya, a volunteer organization that served underprivileged children in the Nairobi area.

I began speaking when I was in high school, and I realized God gave me a gift to evangelize, to inspire, and to help people experience the joy of the Gospel. When I saw many Catholics being afraid and unsure of how to share their faith, I wanted to help, to defend, and become more engaged in our faith, talking about it with people and sharing my testimony of what God has done in my life. 

I came to the US in 2012 to pursue my dreams, not knowing where life would take me. Today, my wife Katie and I have three beautiful sons, Joey, Caleb, and Leo. I've also been able to continue my speaking ministry to inspire people to live their faith with gratitude and enthusiasm.

 

I am a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a lector at my parish, St. John Chrysostom in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. I also serve as a Catholic life coach and I am a certified DISC consultant, motivational speaker, and leadership trainer through the John Maxwell Team.

 

I enjoy spending time with my family, scripture studies, teaching leadership, reading, and gardening.

To support John's ministry and the transformative work that he is doing in parishes, schools and PREP programs please pray for this ministry and consider making a financial donation.