John Paul Sprecher
John Paul Sprecher is the Missions Director for SEAPC, and a blessed father of five children and husband to Paula. Radically saved as a teenager, the Lord called John Paul into ministry at the age of 17. Since then, he has been used to reach the lives of youth, parents, and leaders in over 30 nations around the globe. His passion lies deeply in sharing the Heart of the Father and His Fathering relationship with His Children.
Where was your first international trip? How old were you?
My first international trip was to the nation of Haiti when I was 18 years old.
What initially inspired your heart for missions?
When I was 16 years old, I heard the Voice of God for the first time. It was also the day I was saved. When I gave my life to Jesus, He spoke to me the same day and said, “You will go around the world sharing what I had done for you.” My life-long love and call for missions began.
Where is the most memorable place you have prayer walked and why?
One day I was praying hand-in-hand with my son Peter in Hong Kong. We ended up walking into a more dangerous district of the city. As we passed by many dark corners and unknown faces, I watched my son – who was five years old – speak and sing boldly and confidently in prayer despite his physical size and surroundings. The Lord spoke so clearly to me that day. He shared that just like Peter had boldness and confidence to go into an unknown place with me…so do I because I have my Father’s hand and presence with me always. The darkness sees Him before it sees me. This experience changed my perspective of life and ministry!
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