John S. Dickerson is a prize-winning journalist, a recognized voice in American Christianity, and bestselling author of The Great Evangelical Recession. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among others. In 2009, Tom Brokaw, Charles Gibson (ABC News) and Anna Quindlen (Newsweek) named his investigative reporting the best in the nation. As a pastor, John has guided individuals and communities through grief and loss. He has served as Teaching Pastor in Residence at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA, where he worked with Chip Ingram “helping Christians live like Christians.”
John is currently the lead pastor of Connection Pointe Christian Church in Indiana.
His book, I Am Strong is a message of hope for anyone who is hurting, based on Paul the Apostle’s “thorn in the flesh” and the truth that “when I am weak, then I am strong.” His next book, Hope of Nations: Standing Strong in a Post-Truth, Post-Christian World will be forthcoming from Zondervan in 2018.
“This was our 12th Annual Greater Jacksonville Prayer Breakfast and I must rate it as one of our most effective. I would rate Pastor Dickerson as one of our most effective and appreciated Speakers.”
“The Great Evangelical Recession has gone a long way in contextualizing the plight of the church in today’s culture. There is no question that the church has weakened over these last few decades. Before we can expect our Lord to bring healing and revitalization to its health, there must be a humble truthfulness to our condition. John Dickerson’s work brings sense to what brought the church to this point.”