Apostle and Overseer of Crusaders Church Chicago with close to 4,000 in attendance weekly in several locations, John Eckhardt is gifted with a strong apostolic call and has ministered throughout the United States and overseas in more than 70 nations. He is an apostolic reformer called to perfect the saints by imparting biblical truths, including deliverance and spiritual warfare, and activating the gifts of the Spirit in order to raise up strong ministries in the body of Christ.
Apostle Eckhardt founded the IMPACT Network (International Ministries of Prophetic and Apostolic Churches Together) in 1995. Since that time, hundreds of churches, ministries and leaders in over 40 nations have affiliated with this network that God is raising up as a vehicle for global apostolic reformation. As part of his calling as an Apostle of Jesus Christ, he is activating, commissioning and ordaining apostles and prophets around the world to facilitate this current reformation, along with conducting powerful apostolic breakthrough conferences in many nations.
Along with his apostolic responsibilities, John Eckhardt is a much sought after international conference speaker, has authored more than 35 books. He is also founder of the Apostolic Institute of Ministry (AIM), dedicated to teaching present truth, and training leaders in apostolic and prophetic ministry, currently through workshops and seminars, but with a future vision for both and online school, and full and part time facilities to be established in many nations.
Dr. C. Peter Wagner says, “my good friend John Eckhardt has both the gift of apostle and teacher. I shall make his book ‘Moving In The Apostolic’ required reading of my students so they might get to know him and say, John Eckhardt is my role model for ministry today.” He is part of the faculty of the Wagner Leadership Institute, and also has an earned Doctor of Ministry degree.
John Eckhardt resides in the Chicago area with his lovely wife, Wanda, and their five beautiful children.