The son of a preacher, John was baptized in a river at age seven on Easter Sunday. He enrolled at a Christian college when only 16, but was so disheartened by what he saw he left, determined to be a success in radio and TV.
By the time he was 30, John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, had accumulated a shelf-full of regional and national awards for his TV and radio ads, as well as for sound design for films.
But success didn’t satisfy him.
At the suggestion of a friend, John started attending Christ Community Church in Omaha where Dr. Tom Stebbins took him through the Evangelism Explosion Gospel presentation and led him to Christ. John had married his wife Ann by that time and she also accepted Christ. John says that today, “Ann is one of the best trainers in EE that he knows.”
John was immediately drawn to seeing others come to Christ. He became a trainer and teacher-trainer in EE, joining the staff in 1997. John served first as Director of Marketing, then Vice President of Ministry Advancement, soon becoming Executive Vice-President before ultimately being appointed President in 2008. The office of President was held previously only by EE’s founder, Dr. D. James Kennedy.
John is quick to say, “My goal, by God’s grace, is to continue the mission for which this great ministry was founded until Christ calls me home.”
The impact of Evangelism Explosion is the story of millions of Christians who’ve been trained to share Christ since its founding in 1962 and is now a training used in every nation on earth. In 2014, EEI reported nearly 8-million people who made a profession of faith in Jesus.
John Sorensen is the author of Well Done: A Christian Doctrine of Works, written in collaboration with Dr. D. James Kennedy. His most recent book, Your Story Counts: Sharing the Most Important Story of Your Life, is a guide for how Christians can use the story of how God encourages, changes, and transforms lives as a compelling tool to reach others with the Gospel.
John received a Master of Arts in Evangelism and Doctor of Divinity from Knox Theological Seminary as well as a doctor of Humane Letters from Montreat College.
John and Ann Sorensen have 2 daughters and 2 sons–all in Christian ministry pursuits.
John’s radio feature, “Share Life Today” is now heard on approximately 500 radio stations.
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