About the author

Picture of John Avery, author of The Name Quest and Bible Teacher.Hi, I’m John. I’m originally from England, but have lived in Oregon since 1992. During a college vacation, God gave me the opportunity to work in Israel. There He enriched my understanding of the Bible and gave me a love for cross-cultural ministry. A year teaching in East Africa reinforced that. After marrying Janet, we pioneered a church plant and, two years later, moved to Mozambique, Africa to work with a missionary agency distributing relief goods and as a Bible teacher.

We first came to America in 1991 to join Youth With A Mission (YWAM). At the same time, we spent several years in the Vineyard movement before pastoring a church in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands for three years.

My book, The Name Quest – explore the names of God to grow in faith and get to know Him better was published by Morgan James Publishing in October 2014.

I hike, snowshoe and cross country ski, but Caribbean water spoiled me and put me off swimming in more northerly oceans. Janet and I are bird-watchers and keep one important British tradition going—our afternoon tea.

Most of all, I love to worship the Lord. I enjoy being a Bible teacher, and leading people closer to Him and toward spiritual maturity. So enough about me, take a look at the Bible devotions.