With a small donation and a leap of faith, John started Christians Against Poverty in 1996.
In his hometown of Bradford, United Kingdom, John began helping people crippled by debt; parents who couldn't feed their kids, families facing eviction and desperate people living in fear and without hope. Having experienced poverty himself, John decided to give up his career in finance. He began using his skills to negotiate with creditors, set up budgeting systems and offer a lifeline to those trapped in debt.
Working through local churches, CAP grew rapidly in the UK and expanded globally.
In 2000, CAP Australia was launched!