John Fooshee

Launching people into God’s vision for their lives.

 Pictured: Wesley, Lindsay, Sterling, Hayley, John, Aiden & Kate

Pictured: Wesley, Lindsay, Sterling, Hayley, John, Aiden & Kate

Personal Values

  • Gospel. Christ’s grace redeems our lives and fills us with true joy. Grace changes everything.
  • Relationships. We are designed to cultivate community by giving and receiving love.
  • Empowerment. Those that are privileged with the gospel and relationships must step into this broken world and launch people into God’s vision for their lives.

4404 Lambeth Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609        919.818.7609

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President, People Launching; Raleigh, NC (2016-Present)

After a decade of leadership coaching and consulting, started a business to mentor entrepreneurs, CEOs, ministers and leaders in career transition to clarify their direction, launch their cause and grow their organization. Specializations include leadership coaching, coach training, team development, organizational design, giftedness assessment, career direction, job seeking skills training and public speaking. A heavy emphasis is placed upon spiritual formation as well as incorporating the client's faith into life and work.

Downtown Pastor, Vintage Church; Raleigh, NC (2015-2016)

Campus pastor of a church of 1000 attendees. Directed, spoke and lead weekly Sunday services. Hired, trained and managed seven staff and led a strategic planning process. Trained new elders and counseled members. Helped form partnership with New City Fellows, a multi-church leadership development initiative to help professionals integrate their faith and work.

Lead Pastor, Redeemer Community Church; Johnson City, TN (2006-2015)

Planted a Gospel-centered, missional Church. Preached Christ, led the elders, hired and supervised a staff of seven, equipped leaders and shepherded members to multiply disciples of Jesus Christ. Began and led a 9-month training intensive that equipped over fifty young professionals in the gospel, community, their unique calling in life and mission in the workplace. Mentored the leaders of an inner-city ministry to provide life skills for underprivileged kids and formed a local partnership with Young Life. Created global missions partnership with Fundaniños Orphanage and Casa De Libertad in Guatemala.  By God’s grace, led the church to grow to over 400, reached new people and started four daughter churches.

Pastor of Equipping and Outreach, Grace Fellowship Church; Kingsport, TN (2003-2006)

Co-planted a biblically faithful, socially responsible church with a large core group from my previous employer (Grace Fellowship, Johnson City, TN). Designed and developed all aspects of church ministry and community outreach. Hired, trained and managed staff over children, students, groups and missions. Preached, served on the elder board.

Director of Sr. High, Scofield Memorial Church; Dallas, TX (2000-2003)

Led students, trained volunteers and managed staff while attending seminary. Provided marriage counseling. Designed a benevolence ministry for local relief of poverty.

Director of Youth and College, Grace Fellowship Church; Johnson City, TN (1995-2000)

Rebuilt, led and grew ministries at vibrant church. Led volunteers. Started a Young Life Club.

Manager of Sales, Meridian International, Inc.; Nashville, TN (1994-1996)

Developed a new territory for a national custom corporate publishing company. Contracted and served clients. Managed state salesforce. Recipient of national sales award and repeatedly recognized in a “top five” among one hundred sales associates. 

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Continuing Education

  • Leaders Collective to boost leadership, relational and spiritual health (2014-present) 
  • Certified Coach, CoachNet (2008)
  • LEAD graduate, Center for Christian Leadership, Dallas, TX (2005) 


  • Coached over 175 people in their personal calling and career (2006-present).
  • Consulted over 50 organizations (2006-present).
  • Created Gospel Pathway ( a unique, online spiritual health assessment and training initiative that applies the gospel to individuals to lead them in life transformation (2017).
  • Repurposed a leadership nonprofit to provide discipleship-based vocational training for churches (2017).
  • Trained 20 leaders in how to coach (2016-2017).
  • Preached roughly 400 sermons (1999-present).
  • Acts 29 Network, a global family of church planting churches (2006-present):
    • Launched a new personality assessment for church planting applicants.
    • Assessed over 40 church planters and coached over 60 pastors.
    • Mentored pastors in how to coach other pastors.
    • Served on the Acts 29 Network Southeast Network Board.
    • Regional Director or Area Lead over 30 church plants in five U.S. states.
  • Board member of The Trellis Group, Sojourn Church, Higher Ministries (2008-present).
  • Taught pastors in Lithuania how to coach in order to create a self-sustaining, contextualized network of leadership coaches (2010-2011).
  • Taught the Bible to underground pastors in China with BEE World (2005).
  • Author of the ebook, “What Kind of Man Are You? An Assessment in Christlikeness”.


  • Strength Finder: Maximizer, Woo, Strategic, Activator, Significance
  • MBTI: ENFP (Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Perceptive)
  • DiSC: "I - Influence" (Primary) and "D - Dominance" (Secondary) 
  • Enneagram: Type Seven (Primary) and Three (Secondary)

Hobbies & History

  • A life-long runner and reader of history (esp. World War II biographies and strategic battles)
  • Avid fan of the Texas Longhorns since attending in 1988-1990
  • Grew up in Texas and have lived twenty years in Tennessee
  • Ordained in 1996 by Grace Fellowship Church, Johnson City, TN