Rev. Dr. John Roddam was born and grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating with honors from Pictou Academy, he attended Acadia University in Wolfville, NS where he earned a B.Sc., majoring in Chemistry. John's conversion came in 1978 and he immediately felt a call to ministry. After earning an M.Div. from Acadia Divinity College, John studied at SCUPE (Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education) in Chicago. He later received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
He served in 4 parishes in Nova Scotia (1983 to 1994) where he ministered in rural, town and urban settings. The Roddams moved to the West Coast in 1994 where John served at St. David’s, Tsawwassen in Greater Vancouver, BC (1994-2000). From 2000 to 2010, John and Holly served at St. Luke’s, Seattle, the Mother Church of the Charismatic Renewal Movement.
In 2011, John & his wife Holly moved back to Maritime (Eastern) Canada. John began mentoring church leaders, church planters, and marketplace leaders. He also began convening regional meetings of leaders interested in Five-Fold Ministry. While in the Maritimes, John & Holly spoke at conferences, led retreats, and supported the founding of the Atlantic House of Prayer and the Halifax Healing Rooms.