Norwich evangelist John is first for honour

JohnWrightJune072007: Well-known Norfolk evangelist John Wright has become the first person from the Norwich Diocese to be admitted to the College of Evangelists.
John( pictured right) is a lay reader at Stoke Holy Cross church near Norwich and an international director of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International.
John was nominated by the Bishop of Norwich Graham James and was admitted as a Member of the College of Evangelists at Leicester Cathedral on Monday May 14.
Bishop Graham said: “John has a personal ministry of evangelism. He is a Reader in the Church of England but I felt he needed wider support. The College of Evangelists is a fellowship of those called to various forms of evangelistic ministry.
“I’m delighted that the College has received John. He’s the first person from the Diocese of Norwich to be recognized in this way and I hope it will be a blessing to him and to others.”
John said: “My one desire is to help churches to train their members to witness daily to everyone they meet about the transforming love of God available to them in Jesus Christ.”
The College was instituted by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 1999 to recognise and encourage Evangelists in the Church of England as a gift of God to the Church. 

Other articles about John:

Talking to strangers about the Christian faith

More evangelistic material from John can be seen at
Rev David Chamberlin (Guest) 07/06/2007 12:29
Well done, John - you are one of the few true evangelists I have met, and this recognition is well deserved. May the Lord continue to bless you and the ministry to which he has called you.

David Chamberlin
Rector of Milton, Cambridge
Theresa Cumbers (Guest) 07/06/2007 15:24
Praise the Lord! John I know that you will say all the glory goes to our wonderful Saviour and quite rightly so, but John you have been so faithful and have blessed so many people. I thank God for you and your wonderful family, you are not only the true Evangalist but an inspirational Witness.

With Love from all the Family
Robert Osborne 07/06/2007 15:35
Many congratulations, John, on this recognition of your exemplary sharing of the Good News every day with anyone you meet. Thank you that, in your walk with Jesus, you share your joy of His presence. I am thankful that you spoke to me in a car showroom and introduced me to the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International; but, most of all, that you demonstrated a liberty in speaking about God and His answer to the world's needs. You are, John, a blessing indeed. Thank you and, once again, congratulations on this deserved recognition of your gifts.

Robert Osborne
A grateful recipient of John's desire to share the Good News.
Heather Nunn (Guest) 07/06/2007 17:19
How wonderful that man is able to celebrate the the very great gift that God has given you, John. Well deserved recognition.

Very best wishes
Heather Nunn
John Pugh-Smith (Friend) (Guest) 07/06/2007 19:42
Well deserved recognition!
Mike Bennett (Guest) 08/06/2007 18:32
Well done and well deserved. I have seen at first hand what an amazing evangelist John is!
Val Fernandez (Guest) 12/06/2007 10:41
Congratulations John
Celia (Guest) 19/12/2008 19:55
Thrilled to bits to have just read about this on the internet. Wonderful that the C of E has recognized you as a prayerful and godly man with a fruitful ministry.

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