John Sowers is the president of The Mentoring Project, a movement that exists to inspire and equip faith communities to change the lives of fatherless boys through mentoring. He is a founding member of the Formosa Theory and has been a part of the White House Task Force conversation on Fatherhood and Healthy families. Before taking the lead position at The Mentoring Project, John spent time working with both the Luis Palau and Billy Graham Evangelistic Associations. John has been asked to participate at the Q, Story and Idea Camp conferences and is frequently asked to speak in churches on the topic of fatherlessness in America and the how the church can play a role in reaching out to these children. Having grown up in a home without a father, he is the successful product of faithful mentoring. John grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended college at Ouachita Baptist University. From there, he received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, where wrote his doctoral thesis on the crisis of fatherlessness. He is the author of Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story. He and his wife, Kari, live in Portland, Oregon.