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Bishop John Guns

As one of the clearest voices and greatest minds within the body of Christ and across the nation, Bishop John E. Guns has managed to educate, empower, and encourage the hearts and lives of several cultures, denominations, and people. Always delivering a fresh, focused, and custom-tailored word, Bishop John Guns significantly transcends the expectations of the typical preacher.

Bishop Guns views ministry not just as a weekend experience but as a life-long assignment to further clarify the call of God upon the lives of believers. He consistently devotes his life to reading, thinking, speaking, and writing.

John E. Guns is the Senior Pastor of St. Paul Church of Jacksonville, Inc. where he has totally revived what was once a rigid, placid, traditional southern Baptist church into an oasis of FAITH, FELLOWSHIP and FUN. Through extremely innovative thinking and an approachable spirit, Bishop Guns has epitomized koinonia before this great congregation and has ultimately built an amazing community of worshipers. His love for worship is evident whenever the St. Paul family gathers!

He was formally educated in the public and private school system of Hampton Roads, VA. He earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology from Norfolk State University and his Masters of Divinity and Doctoral of Ministry Degrees from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University. He was recently appointed as the Dean of the Samuel D. Proctor School of Religion, at Virginia Union University. 

Because of his passion for worship, Bishop Guns is the Dean of the Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship Conference and is Co-Founder/Managing Partner of The Cloud Music, LLC, which declares the message of Jesus Christ through an innovative and transforming sound. Their first musical project, “I See The Cloud", released in June 2013 promises to liberate and transform the lives of many by showcasing an amazing diversity of sounds

and gifts.

Bishop Guns is the Founder of Operation Save Our Sons, a national movement to work with African-American boys designed to equip them to make position decisions regarding the law & authority. He works on several boards and community-based organizations. Bishop Guns is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc.

Of all his accomplishments, his most important is his family. Bishop Guns is the proud husband and life partner of First Lady Sonjanique L. Guns and the loving father of three daughters, Alexis, Daijah, and Tayler.