John Stott


John Stott was one of the key figures of evangelicalism throughout the 20th century, leading up to his death in 2011. He was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and spent much of his life in ministry at All Souls, Langham Place.

After ordination in 1945, and a curacy at All Souls, Stott was Rector there between 1950 and 1975, before becoming Rector Emeritus. He founded the Langham Partnership International in 1974, and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity in 1982, both of which continue to fly the flag for thoughtful and biblical evangelicalism.

As well as his international speaking ministry, particular to students and Church leaders, John Stott is known, loved and remembered as a prolific and poignant writer on topics theological and biblical. From his seminal The Cross of Christ to his final book The Radical Disciple, Stott offered a careful, prayerful and thoroughgoingly biblical approach to a wide range of topics and questions.

IVP is proud to continue to publish many of Stott’s books, from short bible studies to his longer, more theological works:

The Cross of Christ
The Radical Disciple
Evangelical Truth
The Incomparable Christ
Christ the Controversialist
Challenges of Christian Leadership
Basic Christianity
Christian Mission in the Modern World
The Living Church
The Contemporary Christian
Calling Christian Leaders
Why I Am a Christian

Stott was also for many years the series editor for the popular Bible Speaks Today (BST) series of Commentaries, to which he also contributed volumes on The Message of Romans, Acts and others.

At his death in July 2011, many leaders and pastors paid tribute to John Stott and his faithful ministry:

A brief tribute from Hugh Palmer, Rector of All Souls Church, Langham Place

A memorial website for John Stott

LICC’s Tribute to John Stott

Why we loved John Stott – from Vineyard Churches UK