I met Lee back in the late 70's shortly after being invited to Grace Fellowship Denver by Founder, Dr. Charles Solomon. During my internship, I got to know Lee as a friend, colleague, and leader. His investment in my life has literally shaped the foundation of the ministry I serve today. I will be forever grateful for his life in Christ, as well as the eternal investment he has made in the lives of thousands. In a "nut-shell," Lee is one of the founders of the Exchanged Life community for this generation.
Lee attended two universities after graduating from Calvin College. He spent the first years as a therapist with severely dysfunctional adolescents. After six years, he realized that the Bible taught that those who came to Christ in Corinth were not only forgiven, but were set free from what today would require various kinds of therapy. His most serious concern however was Paul's warning to the church that if anyone distorted the Gospel, let him be accursed, Galatians 1:8. In answer to his cry for God's solution for man, God showed Lee the truths contained in the email series IOM is presently publishing.
John serves as an Executive Board Member of IOM America. He also serves as Director of IOM’s Southwest Regional Outreach, the “Phoenix Identity Matters Worldview Center.”
Twenty-five years ago John and his wife Rachel were introduced to Dr. Phinney through a discipleship training ministry in Phoenix, Arizona. Since those early days, both have maintained a friendship and working relationship with Dr. Phinney.
John holds a degree in Business Administration from Yavapai College. He has spent the last thirty years of his career in retail management – managing restaurants, Family Christian Bookstores, and has owned two Thomas Kinkade Galleries.
Throughout his career, he has remained active in discipleship, teaching, and small group leadership. John has a passion for Christ-as-Life discipleship. The insights he brings to ministering to others is birthed through trials and hardships. His depth in understanding the believer’s co-crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension in Christ is the evidence of his transformation. John’s contribution to IOM America is unmeasurable.
I was born August 8, 1985, in Chwele, Bungoma County -Western Kenya. I am the fourth born child of the late Samuel Natembeya Nyongesa and Nafula Natembeya. My father was a farmer and my mother a housewife.
I went To Katira Primary School where I studied for a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). Once completing my Primary Education, I attended the Friends School Namilama High School in Bungoma-Kenya, where I completed my A-Levels. After completing my Secondary Education, at the time, I was not able to join any college to advance my Education. In 2006 I received a job at the British American Tobacco (BAT) as a salesman. I resigned this position due to Christian convictions. Not long afterward, I received a teaching position at St.John's Siloba Secondary School. This advanced me to a position at St.Patrick's Kimukung’i Girls High School until 2008. It was during my position at Nairobi Aviation College I undertook a certificate in Computer Studies. I continued to advance my education in obtaining a certificate in Theology & Bible Studies at Oilfield College. I also received a certificate in Pastoral Care at Bernardo School of Theology.
Currently, I am enrolled in IOM America’s Identity Matters Worldview Institute. It is my hope to receive a certificate in Advanced Discipleship & International Leadership. Presently, I am doing full-time ministry. I serve as a pastor, teacher and Founder of The Changing Life In Christ Ministries, an outreach of IOM America. I also serve on the Board of IOM America as their representative of International Affairs. It is my passion to minister to the Body of Christ globally, teaching each indwelt Christian the Truth of God’s Word.