John Thornburg is a fourth generation United Methodist pastor, song enlivener, poet and professional encourager. After 22 years in parish ministry in North Texas, John started an itinerant ministry of song leading and worship consultation called A Ministry of Congregational Singing. From 2005-2013, he was a volunteer in mission, helping the new Methodists of Cameroon, West Africa in the creation of Methodism's first hymnal and worship book for that nation.
In March of 2013, he joined the staff of TMF (Texas Methodist Foundation), and has spent the last seven years helping shape the work TMF does to help congregations discern God's purpose. He currently serves in the Leadership Ministry.
He and his wife, Beth, a law professor at Southern Methodist University, have a daughter, Kate, and a seven year old grandson, Tom.