JOHN FISCHER, as Senior Writer with PurposeDrivenLife.com, has specialized in a daily devotional that now reaches an audience of over 400,000 people five times a week. John’s career spans over thirty-five years of distinctive ministry, first as a singer/songwriter, recording artist and pioneer of\ Jesus Music, then as a best-selling author, and currently as a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, churches and colleges/universities nationally.
John’s body of work includes 12 albums, 15 books, and numerous articles for a variety of publications. His early songs such as “Love Him in the Morning” (“All Day Song”), and “Have You Seen Jesus My Lord?” have become standard youth and camp favorites. His books include the best-selling Real Christians Don’t Dance and his popular novel, Saint Ben. For over 23 years, he was a clarion call for the growing Christian music industry from his regular award-winning monthly column in Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. In addition to his writing with PurposeDrivenLife.com, John also writes for Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint.org and for Relevant magazine. John’s fifteenth book, Confessions of a Caffeinated Christian, was released in 2005 by Tyndale House Publishers.
John graduated from Wheaton College, Illinois, in 1969. He studied the ministry under the leadership of the late Ray C. Stedman at Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, California during the 1970s, and has served as Artist in Residence at Gordon College, Seattle Pacific University, and Baylor University.
He now resides with his wife, Marti and their son, Chandler, in Laguna Beach, California. They also have two adult children, Christopher and Anne.