John has been married to Terri since 1988. They have seven children, all of whom were adopted through the Los Angeles County foster care system. John is a strong believer in, and vocal advocate for, permanency and justice for children, having witnessed the impact both have had on his children. John enjoyed a career in Hollywood in film/tv production and as a screenwriter before becoming fully immersed in adoption and foster care ministry, first through his employment at Hope for Orphans, and now through Home Forever. One of the writers of the recent feature movie CAMP, John continues to write, mainly on issues related to adoption and foster care. John is an elder at Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach, CA. John and his family (and church) were featured on CBS’s A Home for the Holidays in December 2012, John and his sons appeared on the Dr. Phil Show in October 2012, and John appeared on the series “Raising Whitley” (Oprah Winfrey Network) in March 2014.
Long Beach, CA
John does receive a speaker fee and is more than willing to work within your program’s budget including reasonable travel expenses.
God’s Heart for the Orphan; Birth Family Relationships; The Gospel’s Implications for Adoption, Orphan Care and the Church; Foster Care; Policy Issues; Faith Based Collaborative with the Government;Email Johnston