#161: John Guest on the Price of Leadership and the Courage to Lead

By August 28, 2017Podcast, Leadership

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #161: John Guest on the Price of Leadership

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #161- John Guest on The Price of Leadership

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #161- John Guest on The Price of Leadership

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, you’ll hear John Guest, Minister at Large at Christ Church at Grove Farm, speak on the price of leadership. John is 81 years old and has been in ministry over 40 years in Pittsburgh. He is originally from the U.K. He gave his life to Christ at a Billy Graham meeting when he was 17 years old. He has spent the rest of his life making an impact for God.

This is an important talk for all of us to listen to. John has paid a huge price to obey the call of God on his life. He’s not at his finish line yet, but he’s made it further than a lot of the Christian leaders I know.

My pastor says that he believes 2% of Christian leaders make it to their finish line. If that is true, you should be all the more eager to listen to what John has to say. This isn’t someone who talks a good game. This is someone who has lived a good game. I’d be absolutely thrilled if I knew my life would look anything like John’s when I’m 81. The best part is, he’s not slowing down. You’ll hear about his newest Kingdom initiative in the talk.

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Key Takeaways: 

John’s Bio:

Dr. Guest was born and raised in Oxford, England, “…just an ordinary lad from London,” as he describes himself. At the age of 18, while studying to be an engineer, he attended a Billy Graham crusade and committed his life to Christ. Shortly following his ordination, he moved to the United States as part of a Christian rock band, “The Exkursions.”

He began his ministry in Pittsburgh nearly 40 years ago, serving as a youth pastor and then, shortly thereafter, as senior pastor and rector of Sewickley’s St. Stephens Episcopal Church for more than 20 years.

As co-founder of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (TESM), Guest had the opportunity to influence the Episcopal Diocese in Pittsburgh. During a very turbulent time in the Episcopal Church, he held firmly to conservative Biblical values and helped to establish a reforming influence nationwide.

Guest has authored 10 books on the Christian lifestyle.

He also participated in the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelism and co-founded the South American Missionary Society. Additionally, he helped found the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO), a ministry designed to support and equip young Christian college students. That organization still exists today, reaching out to more than 84 colleges in Pennsylvania, as well as several nearby states.


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