John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921 – 2011) is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, author, and theologian. For 66 years he served All Souls Church, Langham Place, in London, England, where he pioneered effective urban evangelistic and pastoral ministry. During these years he authored more than 50 books, and served as one of the original Contributing Editors for Christianity Today. Stott had a global vision and built strong relationships with church leaders outside the West in the Majority World. A hallmark of Stott's ministry was his vision for expository biblical preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. In 1969 he founded a trust that eventually became Langham Partnership International (, a ministry that continues his vision of partnership with the Majority World Church. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."

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John Stott Has Died
John Stott Has Died
An architect of 20th-century evangelicalism shaped the faith of a generation.
Basic Stott, Part 1
Basic Stott, Part 1
Tribute to John Stott
John Stott: The Man Who Wouldn't Be Bishop
Discernment and discipline have enabled him to touch lives worldwide.
  • John Stott’s Global God
    John Stott’s Global God
    The evangelical leader invested resources in Christian leaders around the world. Now those leaders are blessing the Western church.
  • What Comes After the Ex-Gay Movement? The Same Thing That Came Before.
    What Comes After the Ex-Gay Movement? The Same Thing That Came Before.
    Old-school evangelical leaders once knew the value of “care” over “cure.”
  • John Stott Would Want Us to Stop, Study, and Struggle
    John Stott Would Want Us to Stop, Study, and Struggle
    As his study assistant, I saw how the steadfast suffering of careful thinking resulted in balanced biblical Christianity.
  • John R. W. Stott and Billy Graham: Walking Together to Glory
    Walking Together to Glory
    Another evangelical hero and architect of the movement reflects on Graham's life and legacy.
  • John Stott: A Uniter and a Divider
    John Stott: A Uniter and a Divider
    A new biography portrays both the evangelist's triumphs and his frustrations.
  • John Stott on Discipleship
    John Stott: Four Ways Christians Can Influence the World
    How we can be salt and light.
  • John Stott on Singleness
    John Stott on Singleness
    "Uncle John" explains why he stayed single for 90 years.
  • John Stott and the Weary Evangelical
    What the movement looks like at its best.
  • Global Reactions to John Stott's Death
    N.T. Wright, David Zac Niringiye, and others offer more reflection on the legacy of the worldwide leader.
  • Leaders and Friends Remember John Stott
    What Billy Graham, Mark Noll, John Piper, and others are saying about the life and ministry of John Stott.