John Armstrong, D. Min.

Guest Faculty in Evangelism and Leadership



D. Min., Luther Rice Seminary - 1979

M.A., Wheaton College - 1973

B. A., Wheaton College - 1971

About John Armstrong

John H. Armstrong is a former pastor and church-planter, of more than twenty years, and the author/editor of twelve books. He has written hundreds of magazine, journal and Web-based articles and is a prolific blogger at He has been the president of ACT 3, a ministry committed to equipping leaders for unity in Christ’s mission, since 1991.

John is a seminar and conference speaker, an itinerant preacher and evangelist and has mentored scores of leaders personally. He has been a guest lecturer at a number of colleges and seminaries both in America and abroad. Much of his published material, as well as a number of audio and video resources, can be found at and A widely read student of mission and culture John is a prolific writer who devotes a large amount of his time to writing for the church.

John and Anita, his wife of forty years, have two adult married children. Their son Matthew is a Wheaton College graduate (B.A. and M.A.) and is engaged in a ministry of discipleship and church planting, while their daughter Stacy (Elmhurst, B.A.) is the administrative assistant for ACT 3. John and Anita have two grandchildren.

John’s hobbies include baseball (Atlanta Braves), college football (Alabama Crimson Tide), reading, film and walking. John and Anita have a special place in their heart and home for their miniature dachshund, Neo.

Courses Taught

  • EVAN 516-Spiritual Growth and Witness (cross listed from INTR 514)
  • EVAN 533-Interpersonal & Spiritual Development
  • EVAN 534-Apologetics in Modern and Emerging Culture Contexts
  • EVAN 694-Unity in Mission

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association for Church Renewal (ACR)
  • National Revival Network (NRN)
  • Karl Barth Society
  • T. F. Torrance Society
  • John Calvin Society


Extensive research on the subjects of missiology and ecumenism
The intersection of how missiology and ecumenism are needed for evangelism and church renewal


Your Church Is Too Small: Why Unity in Chirst's Mission Is Vital to the Future of the Church (Zondervan - 2010)

The Stain That Stays: The Church's Response to the Sexual Misconduct of Its Leaders, Christian Focus - 2000

True Revival: What Happens When God's Spirit Moves, Harvest House - 2000

The Catholic Mystery, Harvest House - 1999

Five Great Evangelists, Christian Focus Publications - 1997

General Editor

Understanding Four Views of the Lord's Supper (Zondervan - 2007)

Understanding Four Views of Baptism ( Zondervan - 2007)

The Glory of Christ (Crossway - 2002)

Reforming Pastoral Ministry (Crossway - 2001)

This We Believe: The Good News of Jesus Christ for the World (Zondervan - 2007)

The Coming Evangelical Crisis (Moody Press - 1996)

Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Unites and Divides Us (Moody Press - 1994)

He has contributed single chapters, theological and historical introductions, and forewords to a dozen or more volumes, and has been published in Christianity Today, Christian History and similar popular Christian periodicals.

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