john mark comer

John Mark Comer

I’m a teacher and writer in Southern California.

For nearly two decades, I pastored at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. We started as a new community who were fascinated by the simple idea of discovering what it meant to gather and practice the Way of Jesus together in the heart of our city.

After leading our church through five years of spiritual formation initiatives and seeing the impact, I wanted to help other churches discover a similar path of apprenticing under Jesus. In 2021, with the blessing of the church, I stepped away from my role as pastor to launch Practicing the Way, a nonprofit designed to create simple, beautiful formation resources for church communities around the world.

Today, I’m developing new practices, courses, and podcasts for Practicing the Way and serving as a teacher in residence at Vintage Church LA with my wife Tammy and our three kids: Jude, Moses, and Sunday.

I’m also the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, Live No Lies, and God Has a Name. I recently finished work on a new book about embarking on the journey of formation called Practicing the Way: Be with Jesus. Become like him. Do as he did.

I hold a master’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary, and these days, you can find me continuing to read, listen, and learn what it looks like to follow Jesus in community.

My desire is to be with Jesus, become like him, and do what he would do if he were me. If you are on a similar journey, may I be a companion on the Way.