The Stott Legacy Podcast

2021 is 100 years since John Stott's birth.

John Stott holds a unique place in 20th Century Church history, both in Britain and across the globe. In each episode, Mark Meynell meets someone who has been impacted by John Stott’s legacy. His thought, life and example represent many challenges to our own generation. Join us as we explore inspiration, challenges and insights from the life of Uncle John.

Click on the links below to hear the episodes and read more information on the topics discussed.


Episode 10 – Jeremy Vine


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To those in the UK, Jeremy Vine needs no introduction. He’s a veteran journalist who started out in local radio and newspaper reporting. He was for several years the BBC Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg, and has since become very familiar, as presenter of flagship programmes like BBC’s Newsnight and Panorama. He currently juggles hosting two daily broadcasts, one on BBC Radio 2 and the other on Channel 5 TV. This is quite apart from the fun he has hosting quiz show Eggheads. But most significantly for our purposes, he knew John Stott… Read more



Episode 9 – Dr John Dickson


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John Dickson is a man of many talents. He was the frontman for a band in the 80s and 90s; he’s an ancient historian and theologian, having done a PhD in ancient history and had teaching posts in his native city, Sydney Australia, at Macquarie University and University of Sydney’s Department of Jewish Studies; more recently he had a visiting role in the University of Oxford classics department. He is also an ordained anglican minister and has led a church in Sydney. But as if that wasn’t enough… Read more


Episode 8 – Ruth Padilla deBorst



Ruth Padilla de Borst knew John Stott from her childhood since he was a frequent visitor to the family home in Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America. In fact, the main photograph for… Read more




Episode 7 – Ria Pasaribu



After many years working with university students in Perkantas, the Indonesian member movement of IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), Ria Pasaribu went on to join the staff of OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship). Yet, ever since childhood, she had… Read more





Episode 6 – Dr Greg Johnson


Greg Johnson is Lead Pastor at Memorial Presbyterian (PCA) in St Louis, Missouri, a church he has served in various capacities for nearly 20 years. He is also a church historian, who completed a PhD in Historical Theology through St Louis University. But the reason he finds himself at the centre of various church political storms is that he is described, variously, as a gay or same-sex-attracted celibate Christian, a situation which sees him… Read more




Episode 5 – Gail and Jorge Atiencia


Gail and Jorge Atiencia speak to Mark Meynell from Ecuador, Jorge’s home country, in this episode. Gail is originally from Canada, and the couple met while Jorge was training at Regent’s College Vancouver. For many years now, they’ve lived in Colombia. They were involved in Langham Preaching right… Read more




Special Episode – Frances Whitehead


In this special episode of The Stott Legacy podcast, we revisit an interview Mark Meynell recorded back in 2013. It’s with Frances Whitehead, John Stott’s secretary of over 60 years. Frances Whitehead is the one person that John’s ministry could never have done without. She worked for the BBC next door to All Souls Langham Place, and… Read more




Episode 4 – Kosta Milkov


Dr Kosta Milkov is a man of many parts. But strikingly, several of the strings to his bow could be said to have resulted from meeting John Stott in the early 90s. Having studied theology at a seminary in Osijek in Croatia, he would go on with his wife Nada to start up the IFES work in his native Macedonia (in former Yugoslavia). Having met Uncle John… Read more




Episode 3 – Christopher Catherwood


It is not a debate many outside the UK are aware of, nor is it that well known today within Britain. But the consequences of the impassioned address given by ’the Doctor’, Martyn Lloyd-Jones of Westminster Chapel, at the October 1966 National Assembly of Evangelicals, are argued… Read more




Episode 2 – Dr Russell Moore


Russell Moore has a unique influence in American public life: he is President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (the largest protestant denomination in the USA) and so is frequently called upon to comment on matters of public policy and political events. What has set him apart from… Read more




Episode 1 – Gottfried Osei-Mensah


One of the products of the great friendship between John Stott and Billy Graham was what became the Lausanne Movement. The First International Congress for World Evangelisation was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1974, drawing people from 150 nations to “reframe Christian mission in a world of political, economic, intellectual, and religious upheaval”.

This resulted in the Lausanne Covenant, of which John Stott was… Read More