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Senior Pastor, Living Hope Church


John Bishop is the Senior Pastor of Living Hope Church in Vancouver, Washington USA. He is married to his beautiful wife, Michelle, and has three children, David, Katie and Hannah.

Pastor John graduated from Saint Martin's College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management in 1989. After coming to Christ following an accident in which he nearly lost his life, Pastor John felt an immediate call to ministry and began school at Western Seminary in 1990. In 2004, he was excited to graduate with his Masters of Arts in Transformational Leadership from Western Seminary.

Pastor John and Michelle, along with four other families, planted Living Hope Church in 1996. Currently Living Hope is one of the fastest growing churches in America with weekend services at campuses in Washington State which includes a Hispanic service, Oregon, Hawaii and three international campuses in Tauranga, New Zealand. Pastor John passionately leads the multiple teams of staff and volunteers who are the heart and soul of the church's mission to reach lost people for Christ.

As a pastor John strives to cultivate an "Acts 2" church where people pursue being fully devoted Christ followers, and serve each other. He longs for church to be a place where people live the values Jesus died for. He also has a heart for other pastors and loves helping other churches reach their full redemptive potential. This led him to establish the "Only God" church network which helps provide leadership, creative and other valuable resources as well as connection for pastors and churches both locally and internationally.

His favorite part of full time ministry is working alongside the people he loves, including his wife Michelle, who works closely with him each day. Pastor John's only life goal is to know Jesus more every day. In the words of first century Jews, his hope is to be covered in the dust of his Rabbi.