Dr. John Easter
Assemblies of God World Missions
As executive director for Assemblies of God World Missions, John Easter oversees 2,600-plus global workers serving in over 150 countries, territories, and provinces around the world.
Dr. Easter is committed to growing AGWM in frontier missions and stewarding God’s call in people’s lives. His heart is for the well-being of the missionary family and their longevity in the field of their calling. He also believes in prioritizing partnership with local churches to develop new missionaries.
John and his wife Cheryl were appointed as career missionaries to Malawi in 2000. While in Africa, they trained men and women for church-planting efforts, facilitated missions mobilization, and equipped missionary educators to multiply healthy church leaders.
In 2011, Easter was appointed as a strategic leader with AGWM Africa and director of Africa’s Hope, a resourcing organization that supports educational initiatives for church leaders in 46 African nations. In all, he served as a missionary educator for 22 years.
In 2021, Easter joined AGWM’s Executive Committee as director of Partnership Development. In this position, he came alongside church leaders and ministry networks to align God’s people with the mission of establishing the Church among all peoples everywhere.
Easter earned a Ph.D. from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. Prior to God calling his family to Africa, he pastored in the United States for 10 years.
John and Cheryl have three sons: Kevin; John-John, with his wife Calissa; and Mitchell, with his wife Alyssa and their four children.