Sunday October 15, 2023
2 Timothy 3,4
Join SU President, Gail Martin and guest Reverend John Guest (via event video), pastor, evangelist, author, founder, and apologist discussing a new week’s readings in the book of 2 Timothy.
John Guest was born and raised in Oxford, England. While studying as an engineer he was invited to hear the American evangelist, Billy Graham, in London, 1954. That night John responded to God’s call and made his commitment to Jesus Christ at age eighteen. Shortly thereafter, he felt God calling him into full-time service as a pastor. He came to the United States in 1964; combining his love for young people with his musical ability he formed one of the first Christian contemporary music groups known as the Exkursions. For the next four years John used music to draw young people to meetings where thousands of them heard for the first time the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. One of John’s first jobs in the United States was with Scripture Union where he and his wife Kathy helped to lead C.S.S.M. beach outreaches. In 1968, he became the Minister of Youth at St. Stephen’s Church in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and four years later the senior pastor. Recognizing the gifts God has given him for evangelism, in 1990 St. Stephen’s set him free to conduct city-wide evangelistic rallies across America. John has spoken to over 1,000,000 people face to face. He now serves at Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. John is the author of ten books. He co-founded Trinity Episcopal School of Ministry and was a participant in the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism and a board member of the National Association of Evangelicals. He founded the Coalition for Christian Outreach, an evangelistic organization employing approximately 150 staff on college campuses. John is married to Kathleen Heggar and has four daughters.