For more than a quarter of a century, John Paul Jackson has served as an advisor, mentor, teacher, pastor, and friend to spiritual leaders and students around the world. Multiple international church authorities from all denominations have sought John Paul’s counsel. He has met with spiritual leaders in more than twenty countries, including the U.S., England, Scotland, Israel, Russia, Poland, Korea, and the Ukraine.
John Paul has sought to encourage, motivate, and equip believers in developing greater measures of God’s character, wisdom, maturity, and authority. He has a passion for releasing the mysteries of God. In 1997 the Streams Institute for Spiritual Development was birthed to address this need. His ‘gateway’ course, The Art of Hearing God, has successfully graduated more than 40,000 students and continues to grow exponentially as new teachers are trained and Streams centres established internationally.
Authority on Dream Interpretation
John Paul’s vanguard approach to interpreting dreams arises from years of meticulous study of God’s Word, including every dream, vision, parable, and supernatural event recorded in it. Intricately detailed journaling, logging, interpretation, and research of more than 40,000 personal and shared dreams, visions, and experiences over the past 25 years have firmly established John Paul’s expertise in dream interpretation.
Prophetic Evangelism Pioneer
At the forefront of prophetic ministry for more than 25 years, John Paul Jackson understood that Jesus often drew people to Himself by using words of knowledge and prophetic revelation, and so Streams students are trained to use prophetic gifts to hear God for others. Armed with encouraging words, “spiritual readings,” and dream interpretation skills, they spill outside church walls and into coffee shops, festivals, and neighborhood get-togethers. Prophetic evangelism has now become the means by which many other ministries touch the lives of thousands with God’s love.
Two of Streams’s most popular courses are Understanding Dreams and Visions and the Advanced Workshop in Dream Interpretation. Some graduates of these classes go on to participate in Streams dream and prophetic teams. A novel approach to engaging spiritual seekers especially from the New Age movemnet, these trained teams have established their presence over the past three years at major events such as the Sundance Film Festival, Burning Man and other fringe festivals.
Pastor and Church Planter
John Paul has planted four churches and currently oversees two church plants in North Shore, Massachusetts, and Framingham, Massachusetts. A veteran of church leadership, he has been the senior pastor of five churches and has served on various church staffs in the U.S. His greatest inspiration and mentor for innovative church planting and development was the late John Wimber.
John Paul is a popular guest speaker at conferences and churches around the world.
John Paul has authored seven books, some of which are currently published in five languages. Two books, Unmasking the Jezebel Spirit and Needless Casualties of War, are considered best-selling revelatory works that have sold more than 100,000 copies each.