About

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I am just a dude… a dude who happens to be the most grateful husband imaginable to Laura, the most grateful daddy on the planet to Sadie, and who is eternally grateful every day for a grace that keeps pursuing me, helping me recover from the Pharisee I have been.

It should be noted that I am NOT the same John Driver who is a Mennonite theologian and author… you will find us both when you search online.

That John Driver seems way smarter than me.

But regardless of not being as smart as that other John Driver, this John Driver does get to live messy life every day with other broken-being-made-whole people just like me… as it turns out, living an authentic life with real people where you don’t have to hide was actually Jesus’s plan the whole time of changing my life into something I spent years trying to become through being a do-gooder and a try-harder. Who knew?

Not me, but I’m learning.

Oh, and I get to write some too.

You’re not going to believe this, but an actual publisher gave in to my demands and agreed to let real people like you read my very own satirical book entitled The Ultimate Survival Guide For the Avid Indoorsman (Harvest House). Yeah, the title pretty much says it all.

It’s fun, whole fun, and nothing but fun… until your bathroom you depart.

I also get to write with a some incredibly talented friends as their co-author or collaborative writer. When you see a book that has an author’s name followed by a “with” and some other dude’s name you’ve never heard of… yeah, I’m that other dude you’ve never heard of. And I love it.  Here are a few of my friends and their books you should check out.

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I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee and I cheer for the Vols in good seasons and bad… it offers many opportunities to comfort myself with colossal helpings of chicken wings. I currently have the honor of serving alongside my best friends as the Executive & Teaching Pastor at my church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee near Nashville, The Church At Pleasant Grove.

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NOTE: Writing this section in first person just felt creepy. Don’t judge me… John rarely writes about himself in third person.

John earned a B.A. in History and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he was a Whittle Scholar. He then worked as a secondary educator for several years, teaching history and math to high school and middle school students before transitioning into full-time ministry.

John currently serves as the Executive & Teaching Pastor at The Church At Pleasant Grove in Mount Juliet, Tennessee near Nashville, where he serves daily in numerous writing, discipleship, and speaking endeavors.

To inquire about a writing project or about booking John to speak at your event, click here. 

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I Also Have a Few Friends Who Said Some Nice Things About Me…

Now more than ever, we need bold leaders willing to invest in people. John Driver represents more than just another author—he is leading a movement. He is an extraordinary communicator who opens his vault of experience from almost two decades of ministry to students and adults alike.

Jonnie W.
Award-Winning Comedian and Speaker

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For years I wanted to write a book, and John Driver helped make it a reality. It took a long time trying to find my voice for the stage, and John helped me find it for the page. I’m so proud of the final product, my first book, Diary of a Jackwagon. John is professional, thorough and efficient. And a blast to work with.

Tim Hawkins
Comedian and Author

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John has guided so many people through the highs and lows of this maze called life. He will help you deal with the important issues of life and ministry you are facing.

Reggie Dabbs
International Speaker and Author

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Tim’s first book project, Diary of a Jackwagon, was published by Thomas Nelson in 2015.  When we were in the planning stages, we knew that we needed to find the right guy who could help draw out the stories behind Tim’s comedy over the past 12 years.  It is a difficult task to translate stand-up comedy to the written word.  We were fortunate to be introduced to John.  He is professional, gracious, energetic, humble, and indeed talented.  He did great work for us.

Todd Hawkins
President, Rockshow Comedy, Inc.

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