John Beckett served as chairman of the Board of Directors from 1988 to June 2010 and as president of Intercessors for America from 1976 to 1988.
He is an original board member.
He is also the chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and sales of engineered components for residential and commercial heating.
A 1960 graduate from M.I.T., he
father in the small family-owned business in 1963 and became president in 1965 after his
The company, with its affiliates, currently has sales exceeding $100 million and more than 700 employees.
Mr. Beckett also is a founding board member of The King''''s College in New York City, serves on the Board of Campus Crusade for Christ, International, and is a director of Graphic Packaging Corporation, a NYSE-listed manufacturing company.
He has long been active in church and community-related activities and an advocate for integrating faith into the workplace.
has written two books about the subject, Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul (published in 1998 and currently available in 14 languages) and Mastering Monday: A Guide to Integrating Faith and Work (published in 2006).
has been named "Christian Businessman of the Year" by Christian Broadcasting Network
(1999) and manufacturing "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young
has also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Spring Arbor University
(2002) and The King''''s College
wife, Wendy, reside in Elyria, OH and have six children and fifteen grandchildren.