John Fischer is senior writer for PurposeDrivenLife.com, specializing in a daily devotional that reaches an audience of over 230,000 people five times a week. John’s career spans over 30 years, first as a singer/songwriter, recording artist, and pioneer of Jesus Music, then as a best-selling author, and currently as a nationally popular speaker at conferences, retreats, churches, and colleges/universities. John’s body of work includes 12 albums, 15 books, and numerous articles for a variety of publications. His early songs, such as “Love Him in the Morning” (“All Day Song”) and “Have You Seen Jesus My Lord?” have become standard youth and camp favorites.
His books include the best-selling Real Christians Don’t[crossed out] Dance and his popular novel Saint Ben. For over 23 years, he was a clarion call for the growing Christian music industry from his regular award-winning monthly column in “CCM” (Contemporary Christian Music) magazine. In addition to his writing with PurposeDrivenLife.com, John also writes for Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint.org and is a regular columnist in “Relevant” magazine. “Confessions of a Caffeinated Christian” is John’s first book with Tyndale House Publishers.
John graduated from Wheaton College, Illinois, in 1969. He studied the ministry under the leadership of the late Ray C. Stedman at Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, California, during the 1970s, and has served as artist in residence at Gordon College, Seattle Pacific University, and Baylor University. He now resides with his wife, Marti, and their son, Chandler, in Laguna Beach, California. They also have two adult children, Christopher and Anne. For more information, visit John’s Web site at www.fischtank.com.