John Pridmore

John Pridmore

John was born in the east end of London. At the age of 10, his parents got divorced and John made an unconscious decision not to love any more. At the age of 13 he had started stealing and by 15 he was put in a detention centre (youth prison).

When John left home after having been released, his only qualification was stealing, so that’s what he kept doing. At 19 he was in prison again and because of the way he had always dealt with pain through anger, he was always fighting. John was put on 23 hour solitary confinement and he came out even more angry and bitter. John started bouncing round the east and west end of London. He liked fighting so he thought he might as well get paid for it!

He met some guys who seemed to have everything and started to work for them. Before long he wasn’t working for them, he was working with them. These were the guys who ran most of the organised crime in London. These guys had what John thought was everything – money, power, girls, drugs and the lot.

But yet there was something missing… This struck John more than ever when he thought he had killed someone outside of a nightclub he was working at. After nearly taking that man’s life, something incredible happened and John’s life began to change.

John began working with at risk youth showing them there is another path than the violent one he took. Within a few years John was speaking full-time in parishes, schools and prisons around the U.K. and Ireland to tens of thousands of people each year.

He spoke at World Youth Day in Sydney to over 400,000 young people and ever since his ministry has become more and more international. At the beginning of June 2009 he went to Liberia so he could speak to former children soldiers who were forced to take up arms and fight in the Liberian Civil war about the grace of forgiveness.

John has led retreats, conferences and seminars throughout the U.K., Ireland, U.S.A. (New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles,) Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Cayman Islands, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Mexico, Liberia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia.

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  • From Gangland to Promised Land - John Pridmore

    'I was just another East End ‘face’ with a fondness for violence.
    Then something happened that changed my life forever'.

    Pridmore grew up in London’s East End and he started
    stealing when he was 11 which quickly led to shoplifting and
    burglary. For his crimes he was sent to a detention centre an...

  • Healing the Child Within - John Pridmore

    Each of us has a child within that needs healing from the wounds of the past. John leads us in how to seek new life
    from the hurts that often bind us and how God can transform that pain into a blessing for others.

  • Pearl of Great Price - John Pridmore

    Are we living our lives according to God’s Will or are we fighting against Him?

    Have we opened our hearts to living for God rather than living for ourselves?

    In this presentation, we hear the testimonies of Niall Slattery and Catherine Leigh, along with reflections from John Pridmore.

    These th...

  • Give Until it Hurts - John Pridmore

    This is a DVD which helps us to see that grace is always found in serving others with a joyful heart. John reflects on his time with Blessed Mother Teresa and Christ’s invitation to a deeper life with Him.

  • God's Love - John Pridmore

    ‘The most important lesson we need to learn is that God loves
    us. A simple truth which can change our lives and the way
    we view others.’

    A great resource for those new to the faith or anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of God’s plan for them.