Hi, my name is John Verner, and I'm a writer and speaker specializing in cults and Christianity.
In 2019, I published my first book as a first step in addressing the subtle issues of this complex system. I continued my work with this podcast, which I've been working on since 2020. In 2022, I began working on my Master in American Journalism from NYU.
My background includes experience as a youth pastor, an academic journal editor, a guest speaker, and more.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Exposition from Moody Bible Institute. The interdisciplinary major included Literature (English and Ancient), which helped me develop strong communication skills while also providing experiential knowledge for understanding how cults operate in society.
I was one of two recipients of the MBI Homiletical Jury Award for outstanding preaching in 2016.
But social media platforms don't always allow the space to say what needs to be said. If you'd like to get to know my story more in-depth, Listen to the first episode of my podcast, "The Genesis of my Exodus."