Dr. John W. Bosman is the founder and president of SpiritWind International, a transdenominational, transcultural, international ministry, embracing the essence of building unity in the Body of Christ and facilitating the restoration of the five-fold ministry in the Church.
Over the past two years, John has launched powerful leadership networks in both South Africa and Zimbabwe which represents thousands of pastors and churches. SpiritWind endeavors to network denominational leaders and ministry organizations internationally.
Born in Zimbabwe and reared in the Republic of South Africa, John entered into full-time ministry in 1969 and successfully pastored several churches in South Africa. John and his family immigrated to the United States in January 1986.
Immediately before entering into his present international ministry, John served for fifteen years as Senior Pastor of the fast-growing Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Under his leadership the church grew from fewer than five hundred to a thriving congregation which now occupies a 3,500-seat, state-of-the-art worship center.
He served as Assistant District Superintendent for the Louisiana District Council and also as General Presbyter for the General Council of the Assemblies of God, on the Board of Regents of Southwestern Assemblies of God University as well as CIS Bible Schools in Russia. He is also the founder of both the JWB Institute for Leadership and Laity Development and Hamilton Christian Academy.
PREACHING: God uses Dr. Bosman especially in the gift of preaching. The powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit characterizes his ministry which ushers in the supernatural presence of God. It is not unusual for people to spontaneously flock to the altar, calling upon God, while John is yet preaching.
He is often invited to minister at events such as District Councils, Leadership Conferences, Pastor's Schools, District Campmeetings, Crusades, and General Councils in countries such as Kenya, Belarus, India, and South Africa. He was also one of the main speakers at the 1999 General Council of the Assemblies of God in Orlando, Florida.
TEACHING: For more than 25 years, John has consistently been teaching pastors and church leaders principles of leadership, church growth, effective administration, and other related topics. The thrust of his teaching ministry is to bring back into focus the Scriptural role of the pastor: the necessity of equipping their people for ministry.
EQUIPPING: Preparing the Church for service is much more than simply teaching a few tenets of faith. Dr. Bosman strongly believes the Church should not run on the feet of the clergy, but on the feet of the laity. He has dedicated himself to developing ministers and ministries, and effects this through the JWB Institute for Leadership and Laity Development. The JWB Institute publishes and presents numerous training seminars, teaching series, and other resources. All these materials are designed to effectively equip every believer pastors and laity alike for the work of the ministry.
John is married to Anne (also an ordained minister), have two sons, John & Jayce, and four grandsons.