John's Musical Journey
John Schmid is the founder and director of Common Ground Ministries. Based in Berlin, Ohio, with a focus on prisons in the Ohio Corrections System. In a typical year, John ministers in more than 50 prisons, 30 churches, four to five camps, six evangelistic crusades, 40 banquets, a street fair or two, several weekend seminars,as well as numerous concerts and living rooms. We provide Bibles as well as Gospel Echoes Bible study correspondence courses to prisoners in the Ohio system at no cost to the prisoner or the system.
A unique blend of country/folk/gospel, and a touch of the contemporary, has gained John audiences in a wide variety of settings, including prisons, embassies, high schools, rest homes, churches, army bases, concert halls, and living rooms. His honest, genuine voice is easy to listen to and his message reaches everyone through humor, true life stories, a love for people, and a wide selection of songs (not to mention the Holy Spirit).
John was singing in a country western band at the time of his conversion in 1972. God changed his desire for stardom in Nashville to minitstry. He went to school, then overseas, back to church ministry and now back to singing (this time for Jesus). He has sung in over thirty different countries and takes an annual work/mission trip to Central America to help Christians get a vision for missions, at home and abroad.
John and his family are members of Mennonite Christian Assembly and reside in Benton, Ohio.. His son, Adam, is learning to play bass guitar, while sisters, Amy and Katie, help sing.
Be Involved :
Partner with Common Ground Ministries, to spread the good news of salvation with inmates throughout the eastern United States. Pray for John as he shares God's word through song and personal testimony.
Ways you can help:
Pray for John & Commmon Ground Ministries.