John Burke

John Burke is the author of No Perfect People Allowed, Soul Revolution, Unshockable Love and Imagine Heaven. He is also the lead pastor of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, which he and his wife, Kathy, founded in 1998. Since then, Gateway has grown to over 4,500 members, made up mostly of unchurched people who began actively following Christ at Gateway. Before starting Gateway, John was the executive director of ministries at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. John is also the founder and president of Gateway Leadership Initiative, a nonprofit organization working to help church planting pastors and ordinary Christians “raise the church out of the culture” around the world. John has spoken in over 20 countries to over 200,000 church leaders and Christians about reaching a postmodern, post-Christian culture. He and Kathy currently reside in Austin, Texas and have two children, Ashley and Justin.