Venerable Dr Hassan John is the Director of Research, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion. He is an Anglican Priest and a journalist.
Hassan is a stringer and local producer for CNN, he was the local producer that worked with CNN to break the news of the abduction of the 276 Chibok girls by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, North-eastern Nigeria, in 2014. He also produced the award-winning documentary with CNN on human trafficking in Nigeria.
Hassan is a Release International Partner in Nigeria, training Pastors, youths, and Church workers on how best to handle the challenges of totalized violence by radical Islamist groups and developing templates for missions in very volatile situations and communities controlled by Boko Haram Islamist terrorist groups.
Dr. David Garrison a missionary pioneer in understanding church planting movements among unreached peoples. He has a PhD in historical theology from the University of Chicago. His books Church Planting Movements (2004), and A Wind in the House of Islam (2014) have been translated into more than 20 languages. Dr. Garrison has served as a missionary in North Africa and India, and as the Associate Vice President for Global Strategy at the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. Dr. Garrison is currently the executive director of Global Gates, a ministry in 29 global gateway cities which seeks to reach the world’s least-reached peoples through global gateway cities. He is the husband of Sonia, father of four adult children, and one grandchild. The Garrisons reside in Larkspur, Colorado in the USA.
Dr. David Garrison is the author of Church Planting Movements (2004), and A Wind in the House of Islam (2014), and executive director of Global Gates (USA).