Here’s JR’s bio:

JR is a dream awakener and co-founder of Kairos Los Angeles, a network of neighborhood churches in the Los Angeles area. He serves on the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council as well as on the board for the Ecclesia Network and GCM. He founded [nlcf] a church at Virginia Tech, and The Unembraced, a ministry to orphans in the Turkana region of Kenya. He is also the co-founder of the Solis Foundation that awards micro-grants to help start small businesses in Kenya. JR enjoys coaching and consulting with a number of churches and church planters. He is a sought out conference speaker, a writer, as well as an avid blogger.

JR is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He loves to surf, travel, and have a glass of wine with old and new friends. He enjoys watching films as well as engaging in the art of photography. He currently resides in Hollywood, California.

JR’s blog is among my most frequented stops in the blogosphere. He’s thoughtful, he’s a urban ministry practicioner, and he’s deeply creative and innovative; he is changing the world around him as is evident in his bio. And to boot he’s got an intuition about “patterns” in the broader church today. Here’s the link to what I believe is the best primer on the Missional Church today!

I say when, and not if, JR Woodward writes a book on being the missional church it will definitely be one I hand out. Somehow I managed to make the cut of missional bloggers that he lists in the primer, big thanks JR!