International evangelizer and motivational speaker, Fr. John Gallagher has inspired and continues to inspire the faithful on both sides of the Atlantic with his inimitable and empowering way of delivering and spreading the message of Christ. Respected among religious and entertainment personalities for his unique talents and extraordinary charisma, Fr. John has organized and conducted numerous conferences and retreats. Additionally, he has demonstrated strong leadership in the direction and governance of a wide variety of church initiatives involving scholastic activities as well as entertainment endeavors predominately in TV and radio.
Always moving forward in his mission to tell the ‘greatest story’ ever, Fr. John established Lazarus Renewal Ministries, in response to the call of Blessed Pope John Paul II who in his 1999 Letter to Artists summoned them to “...search for new “epiphanies” of beauty ?so that through their creative work as artists ?they may offer these as gifts to the world.”
Continuing the journey, Fr. John co - founded Catholic Foundation for the Arts to answer the call of the Holy Fathers, Blessed Pope John Paul II and His Holiness Benedict XVI for “Engaging the culture through the arts to promote the new evangelization.” Many are the endeavors of the Catholic Foundation for the Arts and many from the Church’s hierarchy and diplomatic core, as well as the media and entertainment/artistic world are enthusiastically associated with the organization’s scope and plans.
Fr. John is known in the USA and abroad for his dedication, love of the gospels, empowering sermons, passion for renewal and his special brand of contemporary cutting-edge ventures, which continue to honor allegiance to the Will of the Father to instill knowledge and hunger for the Lord in the hearts of the multi-generational flock he administers. In emulating his Savior, Fr. Gallagher’s goal is to multiply his activities like the loaves and fish.