John Waddey is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a life long member of the Church of Christ. He is a graduate of Southern Christian University. John’s preaching career began in 1956. He has served churches of Christ in Mississippi, Colorado, Tennessee and Arizona. Evangelism and missions have always been a vital part of his work. He has traveled extensively among our churches, at home and abroad, visiting and working with missionaries in 19 foreign nations. For 18 years John helped to train young ministers in the East Tennessee School of Preaching. A major portion of his time and energy has been devoted to Christian journalism. He has authored more than 1,400 articles that have been published in numerous Christian publications. He also has edited three religious journals: The Star Magazine, The Christian Bible Teacher and The Evangelist.
Introducing the Churches of Christ, which he edited, has over 100,000 thousand copies in print. Presently, John writes Biblical lessons that are published in his local newspaper, edits the monthly print journal, Christianity: Then and Now, and also writes and edits the online e-journal for those discovering Christ, First Century Christian.com. He serves as minister of the West Bell Road Church of Christ in Surprise, AZ.
Helping others to understand God’s Word and leading them to Christ are the goals of John’s ministry. With a research library of some 20,000 religious volumes, he is able to provide answers to most questions sincere students of the Bible might have. He sees the Internet as a wonderful tool, which God has provided for the spread of the gospel and is eager to share his knowledge with truth-seekers around the world