John Schmidt

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John Schmidt

Senior Pastor

Joined Centerpoint Staff:  2009

Areas of Ministry:  Teaching, Pastoral Care, Leadership Development, Vision Casting, Praying a lot!

Family:  Wife – Debbie    Kids – Cameron, Evan and Graham

Saved:  1980, because some friends from Campus Crusade for Christ told me how to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

Previous Line of Work:  Associate Pastor at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery, AL

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating:  Designing/building ministry from the ground up.


Food:  Steak & potatoes

Snack Food:  Fresh almonds

Authors: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Larry Osborne, Bill Hybels, Chuck Colson, Rick Warren

Movies:  The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Master and Commander: the far side of the world, The Fugitive, Hunt for Red October, The Passion of the Christ, Inception, While you were Sleeping.

TV Show:  Everybody loves Raymond

Musical Artists:  Keith Green, The Beatles, Jesus Culture, Hillsong, U2, DC Talk

Actor:  Harrison Ford

Actress:  Sandra Bullock

Time of Day:  Early morning

Season:  Spring

Place in the World:  Colorado Rocky Mountains

Place to Pray:  While walking

Recreational Activities/Hobbies:  Snow skiing, basketball, jogging, I am just beginning to learn how to play golf.

Scripture:  Luke 9:23-24

Sports Team:  Kansas State Wildcats

Sport:  NCAA Men’s Basketball


Food:  Brussels Sprouts

Snack Food:  Skittles

Time of Day:  2:00pm-3:00pm

Season:  Winter

Place in the World:  Any shopping mall

Sports Team:   Kansas University Jayhawks

Life Motto:   “It’s all about relationships”

Two People I’d Like to Meet:  Abraham Lincoln & King David

My Hero:  Billy Graham

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:  Every time I deliver a message I ask God to speak and move me out of the way.  It is wonderful to experience Him doing exactly that.  God gives power and conviction to the words I say and orders my thoughts as I prepare and deliver my messages.  He moves people and challenges them in amazing ways that often surprise me.  I have a very real sense that I am doing exactly what God wants me doing when I teach His Word.  As Eric Liddell, the Olympic champion, said in Chariots of Fire, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast.  And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

Most People Don’t Know This About Me:  I went to a VERY small rural high school in Kansas.  There were 24 people in my graduating class. I finished second in my class and barely made the top 10%.