A man of distinction, someone with a clear sense of purpose and willing to stand in the face of adversity. His anointing is evident and the trademark dynamism associated with him, injects ‘life’ and restoration wherever he goes. Sharing his Vision, Bishop Francis challenges the Body of Christ to shake off complacency and live as God intended, fruitful and effective.
He is uncompromising and means serious business for God. As a result, he is always in great demand for preaching engagements, as well as imparting ministerial advice and spiritual wisdom through the covering he offers Pastors as part of his established Ruach Network of Churches.
Operating in his gift as an Apostle and speaking with a prophetic voice, Bishop Francis preaches the unadulterated Word of God and, as a consequence, many can testify that their lives have changed, for the better.
Consecrated to the office of a Bishop on Sunday, 7th June 1998, he is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Ruach City Church – 1 Church in 3 Locations (Brixton, South London, Kilburn, North London & Walthamstow, East London).
Ruach City Church is one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the UK. Starting from humble beginnings, with only 18 faithful members, the church has grown rapidly and continues to grow. Several services are being held every Sunday over the 3 Locations with over 6,000+ people in regular attendance.
Bishop John Francis is also the International Director of the Ruach Network of Churches which he overseas approximately 50+ churches in the UK & Overseas.
Ruach City Church have launched in 2012 their own Radio Station ‘Ruach Radio’ via internet www.ruachradio.com and this year, in 2013, will be on London wide DAB Radio.
A recipient of the British Gospel Association’s (BGA) Award, ‘Contribution to Gospel Music’ and ‘Gospel TV Series of the Year’ (as co-presenter of the UK’s pioneering Gospel TV programme, ‘People Get Ready!’), he is clearly a multi-talented, multi-faceted Man of God. Bishop Francis has also performed in the presence of Her Majesty, the Queen, the Prince and late Princess of Wales, as well as touring all over Europe doing countless musical workshops, TV, radio shows with the renowned choir – The Inspirational Choir (UK). Bishop Francis also won the Minister of the Year Oasis Award and Church of the Year Oasis Award.
Bishop Francis Choir - The Ruach City Church Choir and Musicians also recorded on the Donnie McClurkin “Live in London” Album which has now reached platinum.
Bishop Francis latest CD was released in April this year entitled ‘Welcome in this Place’.
Bishop Francis’ Ministry is local, national and, international; more than 126 million viewers alone in the USA are able to watch his Broadcast Ministry, ‘Order My Steps’.
The Order My Steps Conference hosted its first international tour in Germany and Atlanta in 2004 and have had further Conferences in Jamaica, Charlotte, Florida and Philadelphia.
He is the author of, ‘Is There a Word from the Lord? ‘What Do You Do When You’re Left Alone?’, ‘10 Steps to Get out of Debt’ , ‘The Pastors & Church Workers Handbook’ and has released 4 CD’s entitled, ‘Finally, Bishop John Francis’, ‘One Lord, One Faith’, ‘Manifestation of the Promise’ and ‘Welcome in this Place’.
Bishop Francis is married to Co-Pastor Penny, who has worked alongside him throughout his Ministry. They have three lovely daughters, Juanita, Teleisa and Charisa.