John and Michelle Bishop


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 and Michelle, along with four other families, planted Living Hope Church in 1996 which now runs 7 weekend services at 3 local sites in the Vancouver area.

John has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Evangelism, and is a popular speaker at conferences, crusades, and churches around the world, including South Korea, India, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. His passion to both encourage, and challenge, pastors to be about what matters most to the heart of God; reaching the lost.

In April 2011 Johns first book ‘Dangerous Church’ was released in the Leadership Network Innovation series. Drawing insight from the book of Acts, this book unfolds the very personal journey of John, and then his entire church, as they walk out their dangerous faith, risking everything to reach the next one person 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, where lost people will find a safe place to hear a dangerous message.

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.

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I have had the awesome privilege of being able to serve our God in ministry for the last 25 years, while being married to my high school sweetheart for almost 27 years and having 3 wonderful children who all love Jesus. I am now eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first grandchild. I would say my life is fully blessed!

My passion is the powerful truth of God’s word - digging into it myself and encouraging others to dig also. I believe that if we are rooted in the word of God and communicate with our Lord through prayer, that we will be able to live a life that honors Christ and leads others to Him.

I am honored to serve alongside my husband as Senior Pastor of Living Hope Church, and desire that my life would be used for the greatest cause of Christ - to reach lost people with His undeserved love and grace.

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