In missiological terms, John dared to ‘stand where few others would’ and stay standing whenever the pressure surges came from being eccentric I terms of the ‘cultural drift’ of his peers. This challenged helped him to gain the focus and mature grasp he has of what can be involved in being the inspiring, authoritative, powerful, innovative, steadfast, sustaining and non-threatening practical presence that he is in far-off lands and cultures. He is ripe and ready to be stimulated and coached into reaching his full potential in this respect.
John is widely read, academically tenacious and readily able to grasp the nettle, spiritually… John identifies closely with God’s global mission. He has a winning, pioneering spirit. His has the unusual gift of the combination of great intellectual ability with an equally great ability to make practical decisions… I gladly commend him.