John Herring

John is the CEO/Owner of Iron Stream Media. John started his career serving local churches as an executive pastor, discipleship pastor, and consultant. In 2006 one of his ministry clients invited him to work with them on an aggressive church curriculum project. He has been in the publishing industry ever since.  John has been serving churches or church-related entities for over 40 years. John continues to support churches and ministries in publishing, curriculum development, strategic thinking/planning, discipleship, staff development, mentoring, and connecting the dots between ministries and people. He is also an entrepreneur, having started several small businesses. John can see the potential of connections everywhere, especially between churches and ministry suppliers. 

His favorite discussions include his Lord, his family (especially his grandchildren), missions, business as ministry, and coffee. You’ll recognize these names: Iron Stream Media, Life Bible Study, Student Life Bible Study, New Hope Publishers, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and Brookstone Creative Group. They are all a part of the Iron Stream Media Family now.

John holds the Doctor of Educational Ministry degree and a Masters in Christian Education from 
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford University. 

John and his wife, Stacy, live in Birmingham with their little dog, Bo, short for Bogey. They have two children and four grandchildren. 

About Iron Stream Media:

Iron Stream Media is an emerging media company.

Iron Stream Media derives its name from Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” This sharpening describes the process of discipleship from one to another. Iron Stream Media provides various solutions for churches, missionaries, and non-profits, ranging from in-depth Bible study curricula and Christian book publishing to custom publishing and consultative services through Brookstone Creative Group, a division of ISM. ISM provides web-based full-year and short-term Bible study teaching plans and printed devotionals, Bibles, and discipleship curricula. The ISM family includes Iron Stream Books, Iron Stream Fiction, Iron Stream Kids, Life Bible Study, and Brookstone Creative Group.

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