As an apostle and overseer of Crusaders Ministries in Chicago, Illinois, John Eckhardt uses his apostolic calling to minister throughout the United States and overseas to more than forty other nations. He is the founder of the IMPACT Network (International Ministries of Prophetic and Apostolic Churches Together), a ministry of more than four hundred churches and ministries in twenty-five nations that serves as a vehicle for apostolic reformation around the world. Eckhardt is a well-known speaker and has authored more than twenty books. He daily produces a radio broadcast and weekly produces his television program, Perfecting the Saints. He is founder of the Apostolic Institute of Ministry, a group dedicated to training leaders in apostolic and prophetic ministry through seminars and conferences; the ministry has a vision for future full-time facilities throughout the world. Eckhardt is part of the faculty of the Wagner Leadership Institute. He holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree. He and his wife, Wanda, reside in the Chicago area with their five children.