John Easter serves as executive director for Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM). In this position, Easter oversees the 2,600 plus global workers serving in over 150 countries, territories, and provinces around the world.
Easter wants to grow AGWM in frontier missions. He continues to believe that AGWM’s partnership with local churches is a priority in developing new missionaries. Easter also has a heart for the well-being of the missionary family.
John and his wife, Cheryl, were appointed as career missionaries to Malawi in 2000. They were missionary educators for 22 years. Their passion was to train men and women for church planting efforts, to facilitate missions mobilization, and to equip missionary educators to multiply healthy church leaders.
In 2011, Easter was appointed as a strategic leader with AGWM Africa and executive director of Africa’s Hope—a resource organization supporting educational initiatives in 46 African nations.
Since 2021, Easter has served on AGWM’s Executive Committee as director of Partnership Development. In this position, Easter helped church leaders and ministry networks align God’s people with the mission of establishing the Church among all peoples everywhere.
Prior to God calling Easter and his family to Africa, he pastored in the United States for 10 years. He earned a Ph.D. from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri.
The Easters have three sons: Kevin, John-John, and Mitchell, a daughter-in-law (Alyssa), and four grandchildren.