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I have traveled to 6 countries, posted 246 pictures and written 34 entries in 2 travel blogs
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Member Since
Aug 24, 2010

About Johnacac

Pastor and Author
Favourite music
Variety of soft rock, Christian contemporary
Favourite movie
Patton, Field of Dreams, Back to the Future, Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series
Good old English
Favourite quote
There are two great days in a man's life: when he is born and when he finds out why!
Interests and hobbies
Reading, writing, teaching, and live sporting events
One thing I want to do before I die
Visit my family's homeland, Ukraine.
Favourite book
The Bible
My friends describe me as
A Traveling Fanatic and Purpose Guru
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Meeting the Lord Jesus in 1973 and then uncovering the riches of the life purpose message in 1981.
My name is John Stanko and I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I attended Duquesne University where I received my bachelor's and master's degrees in economics in 1972 and 1974 respectively. In 1973, I had a life-changing spiritual experience that radically changed my life course and purpose. Since then, I have served as an administrator, teacher, consultant, author, and pastor in my professional career. I hold a second master's degree in pastoral ministries, and earned my doctorate in pastoral ministries from Liberty Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas in 1995. I will graduate in May, 2011 with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Presbyterian Seminary in Pittsburgh. As executive director of Worship International from 1993-1995, I had the time of my life planning and organizing worship conferences for Integrity Music around the world, and later I became a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), the highest distinction awarded in the conference management industry. In the process, I have taught extensively on the topics of time management, life purpose and organization, and have conducted leadership and purpose training sessions throughout the United States and in 25 countries. I am also certified to administer the DISC and other related personality profiles through the Institute for Motivational Living. A few years ago I was certified to do institutional profiles through ChurchSmart resources, U. S. distributors of the Natural Church Development system. I am privileged to be a facilitator for The Pacific Institute, based in Seattle, as well certified to administer 360 degree feedback profiles for The Leadership Circle. I've published twelve books, Life is a Gold Mine: Can You Dig It?; I Wrote This Book on Purpose, So You Can Know Yours; So Many Leaders, So Little Leadership; A Daily Dose of Proverbs; Strictly Business: Soft Issues to Help You in the Hard World of Business; Unlocking The Power of Your Purpose; Beyond Purpose; The Faith Files, Volume One; Changing the Way We Do Church, The Revelation Project, Urban Heroes and Faith Files: Volume Two. I have also written and edited numerous articles and publications.
I write for four blogs and websites, which include my website, my blog that features a daily devotional from Proverbs, a verse-by-verse study of the New Testament and the Monday Memo, a weekly exhortation to be a person of purpose.
I am married and reside with my wife, Kathryn, in Pittsburgh, PA, where I now serve as administrative pastor at Allegheny Center Alliance Church.  I am also president of PurposeQuest International, a personal and leadership development organization I founded in 2001. Kathryn and I are the proud parents of two adult children, John III and Deborah. I love traveling, especially to Africa, and am energized when I speak in conference and leadership-training settings around the world. I also enjoy giving advice as a consultant to leaders and organizations alike.

Recent Entries by Johnacac

  • It was quite a day today in Galilee. We left the hotel at 8 AM and returned at 5:30, amazed at where we had gone. We started out by visiting the church on the site where Jesus preached the message ...

  • A Hospital Visit - Aug 8, 2011

    The following update was written by Kathy Rae, who gave this report while John was away in Nairobi. The team met with Amy at her house this morning and then walked with her to Tenwek Hospital. W...

  • Hi Ho, Everybody's Home - Aug 16, 2011

    John arrived back in Pittsburgh today. He is hesitant to say that he arrived early and with all his luggage, since the rest of the team had so many problems. Monday nights and Tuesday are good days...

Travel Blogs by Johnacac

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