Rev Canon J. John is a minister, speaker, social activist, and writer based in the United Kingdom. He is an international evangelist known for his dynamic speaking style.
Canon J. John, or Rev. Canon Julian John, is a British Christian speaker, evangelist, and author. He speaks to large audiences at events, conferences, and festivals, both in the United Kingdom and internationally.
He founded the Philo Trust, an organization promoting Christian faith and values, and is actively involved in various outreach initiatives, sharing the Gospel in accessible ways.
Canon J. John has written several books on Christianity, spirituality, and personal growth, including titles like “Ten,” “Facing the Canon,” and “Just 10.”
J.John Ioannou was born on June 2, 1958, in London, England, to George and Helen Ioannou. His Greek name is Louannes Louannon, meaning “John John.” His parents managed a small London restaurant.
Between 1974 and 1976, he studied psychology at Hendon College in London. During this time, Reverend Andy Economides played a crucial role in his conversion to Christianity in 1975.
J.John got married to his wife Killy on July 23, 1983. They have three children: Michael, Simeon, and Ben. Their oldest, Michael, is married to Emma. J.John is a grandfather as well.
Canon J.John started his career as a psychiatric nurse at Napsbury Hospital in St Albans, England, in 1976, before he began working in Christian ministry.
Canon J.John studied theology at Nottingham’s St John’s Theological College in 1978. While studying theology at St John’s in 1980, he worked at the Christian Renewal Centre in Northern Ireland, engaging in community healing efforts, including working at a local prison.
Under the leadership of David and Joyce Huggett, J.John later became Director of Evangelism at St Nicholas’ Church in Nottingham, England. As he directed evangelism activities within the church, he also started his role as an itinerant evangelist. During this period, he traveled around the country, giving talks at universities, churches, and other venues.
J.John frequently appears on international television networks like GOD TV, Daystar, TBN, UCB TV, and The BBC. A segment of a TBN UK interview, with over 9.7 million views on social media, went viral.
His “Facing the Canon” series, produced in collaboration with UCB TV, features conversations with various individuals, including theologians, politicians, activists, and musicians. The series is also broadcasted on TBN UK. Notable guests on the show have included Justin Welby, Alister McGrath, Jackie Pullinger, Lord Michael Hastings, Michael Ramsden, Mandy Smith, N.T. Wright, George Verwer, Canon Andrew White, Nicky Gumbel, Phillip Yancey, Mike Pilavachi, William Paul Young, Matt Redman, Archbishop John Sentamu, David Pytches, and R.T. Kendall.
J.John has written over 60 books since 1988, and there are more than one million copies of his books in print worldwide. By June 2009, The Life had sold over 100,000 copies.
He has also contributed articles to various news journals and media outlets, including The Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, BBC News, Sorted Magazine, Christianity Today, and Church Times.
Some of his notable publications include:
- A Christmas Compendium (2005)
- 26 Steps to Heaven (2007)
- The Happiness Secret: Finding True Contentment (2011)
- The Return: Grace and the Prodigal (2011)
- just10 (2013)
- The Natural Evangelism Course (2014)
- The Life: A Portrait of Jesus (2015 edition)
- Knowing God (2017)
- The Christmas Story (2018)
- The Easter Story (2018)
- Jesus Christ – The Truth (2019)
- That’s a Good Question! (2019)
- God’s perspective On Life
- Christmas Unwrapped
- Why Easter?
- Seven Last Words
- Serving God
- The Problem Of Suffering
- Born Again
- Live By Priorities
- Hold To The Truth
- Find True Contentment
Awards and Recognition
J.John has over 30 years of experience working worldwide, earning recognition from industry leaders. In 1998, Archbishop George Carey awarded him a Lambeth MA for Church Growth and Evangelism.
On February 22, 2003, Coventry Cathedral appointed him an Honorary Canon. Then, on March 4, 2012, J.John was ordained Presbyter and Canon Missioner in the non-denominational fraternity Order of St Leonard by Bishop David Carr OSL.
J.John is a well-known televangelist and considered one of the wealthiest. According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, his estimated net worth is $1.5 million.
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