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John Baker

John F. Baker Jr. is the founder of Celebrate Recovery, a ministry started at Saddleback Church. Over the past twenty-one years, it is estimated that more than a million people have gone through this Christ-centered recovery program. There are currently more than 20,000 churches that have weekly Celebrate Recovery meetings.
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Meet John Baker

John Baker on his book "Life's Healing Choices" and how it helps people be free from their hurts, hang-ups, and habits.

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never give up on your dreams.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Being on time

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Achieving one's goals.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, integrity, dependability

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Mastering the piano and saxophone

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January 12, 2009

Ever since the victory of Barack Obama, people ask me what the Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation would have thought about this historic event. More than 30 years ago when I started researching the lives of the 274 African Americans enslaved on the plantation, I never imagined such a question. When I interviewed more than 25 descendants of Wessyngton slaves, I never thought to ask them that question. When I spent hours talking with Mrs. Ann Nixon Cooper, the 106-year-old lady from Atlanta whom President-elect Obama spoke about so eloquently in his acceptance speech, she and I never spoke about that possibility in her lifetime. Yet here it is. My great... see more

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