John van de Laar

by Melissa Taft
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John van de Laar is a musician, theologian, liturgist, writer, and community facilitator. Through his website, John has been helping progressive communities around the world to design moments of worship with deep theological roots and inspiring experiential wings.

More recently, John launched an inclusive online spiritual community: the EvoFaith Tribe ( and the website which brings together people who have broken up with the Church, or whose relationship with the Church is complicated, to learn to create intentional and customised life practices so that we can show up courageously and authentically in our own lives and relationships.

Along the way John has written three books including The Hour That Changes Everything and has produced three albums of worship music.

John lives outside of Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Debbie, and they have two adult sons.