"John is a great combination of love for Jesus, love for youth ministry, love for students, and love for life. I've had John as a speaker and consultant for my youth ministry several times. John's ministry to my teenagers, my leaders, and myself was life changing. John gave my students, my leaders and me 100%. He hung out with my students, hung out with my leaders, hung out with me. He really cares. And although he has successfully done "big" youth ministry, he sees past the bells and whistles and what doesn't last. He knows its really all about Jesus, His Word, relationships and small groups. He's so easy to talk to and doesn't have the "I know it all because I've pastored a large youth group" chip on his shoulder that so many others have. He loved my students and my students loved him. But what was more, John's love and encouragement for me, personally, helped God give me new perspective and vision for youth ministry. It was so great to be able to have someone who was down to earth about youth ministry and had been where I was. The great thing about John was he has successfully gotten to the next level of youth ministry so he could help me understand how to lead my teenagers there. John shared his experience - both the successes and the failures - and it helped me understand how to lead in the circumstances I was in. John is a great speaker, leader and friend. I highly recommend him."