About our founder John Stott

John Stott—a pastor to pastors, a servant of the global church, and author of more than 50 books. He dedicated his life and earnings to seed and grow the ministry of Langham Partnership.

John Stott, well known throughout the world for his writings and godly influence in the global church, founded Langham Partnership in response to the growing needs he heard from churches and pastors in the Majority World. Stott, who passed away on July 27, 2011, leaves behind a legacy that continues to expand through the power of God’s Word carried by scholars and pastors equipped by Langham to preach the transforming truths of the Bible.

His life and passion

John Stott was born in London in 1921 to Sir Arnold and Lady Stott. He was educated at Rugby School, where he became head boy, and Trinity College Cambridge. At Trinity he earned a double first in French and theology, and was elected a senior scholar.

John Stott trained for the pastorate at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was awarded a Lambeth doctorate in divinity (DD) in 1983 and has honorary doctorates from universities in America, Britain, and Canada.

He was listed in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” (April, 2005) and was named in the Queen’s New Years Honours list as Commander of the British Empire (CBE) on December 31, 2005.  To learn more, read John Stott’s biography.

Audio Recordings

Listen to Sermons and Talks by John Stott