Hambrick, John

mypicture-175x131John is the Director of Starting Point for North Point Community Church’s Buckhead Campus. He has worked as a freelance writer/editor for Gospel Light where he produced curriculum, study guides, and the occasional book chapter. In 1994 he contributed two sidebar articles to Baker Book House’s Leadership Handbook of Practical Theology, Vol. 2. After completing a doctorate from Columbia Theological Seminary, he wrote and edited introductions for all 66 books of The Starting Point Bible published by Zondervan.

John is married to Patty who is an art teacher at an elementary school. They have two grown children and a Golden Retriever.

John is working on his first book: Move Towards the Mess. John coined this phrase that Andy Stanley, Lead Pastor of North Point Community Church, cites in his book Deep & Wide as one of the organization’s primary ministry principles. His book will look at how all of us can move towards the mess, first in our own lives, but also to the areas where God calls us to move rather than retreat.