About John Bennison

In the last four decades, John Bennison has been a teacher, preacher, lecturer, trainer, carpenter, coffin builder, counselor, spiritual advisor, ethicist, writer and lyricist, musician and entertainer, assembly-line union worker, small business entrepreneur, residential real estate specialist, corporate cog and executive director of a few faith-based non-profit organizations. He’s authored eight publications and numerous commentaries on religious faith and social values, and as an ordained minister served as a parish pastor over 25 years. He earned his Doctorate from Claremont School of Theology, as well as his BA degree in philosophy and religion from Lake Forest College. John contributes his leadership experience as Executive Director and Lead Teacher at Pathways Faith Community, as he writes the Words & Ways commentaries and blogs on The Christian Progressive, engaging others everywhere in meaningful dialogue. He also serves as Director and President of the Mountain Shadow Film Society. Meanwhile, John also continues to provide professional client services to buyers and sellers of residential real estate in the Bay Area area market (Imagine Coming Home). Having raised two daughters, he resides with his spouse and golden retriever in Walnut Creek, California.