Born and brought up in Birmingham, John Stevens was converted as a law student. He had a career teaching law before becoming a church planter and pastor. He was co-pastor of City Church Birmingham for 11 years and was appointed National Director of FIEC (Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches) in 2010. He is passionate about supporting biblically-faithful local churches and is on the Council of the Evangelical Alliance and a trustee of UCCF: The Christian Unions and Affinity. He is married with four children aged 15 to 20.