About our founder John Stott
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.
Listen to Christian psychiatrist Glynn Harrison give the John Stott London Lecture in November 2016, on the topic of “God, Sex and Human Flourishing”. The lecture was jointly organised by Langham Partnership, A Rocha International, LICC and All Souls Langham Place.
The last few decades have witnessed a radical and far-reaching transformation of western attitudes to sex, marriage, and gender. Caught off-guard by the speed of this cultural upheaval, Christians have often reacted defensively, rather than offering a compelling vision of their own. Many young Christians are beginning to question whether the Gospel really is good news in this area – here Glynn Harrison offers a ‘better story’.
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Q & A Session
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Video – John Stott at the Hookses
‘Fascinating glimpses into John’s life at his beloved writing retreat on the coast of Pembrokeshire, in Wales, where so many of his books were written. Also a chance to savour his inimitable storytelling!’
Video – An Interview with John Stott
Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion
John Stott founded the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) for similar reasons to Langham Partnership: to strengthen the evangelical resources and witness in the global church, focusing on his own Anglican heritage. In the early days, some of those who are now in senior leadership in Majority World churches received scholarship funding jointly from Langham Trust and EFAC – since both funds were set up originally by John Stott himself. Read more about the re-launch of EFAC.