A Voice for Good News
Ever experience the dynamic tension of suffering, hopelessness and despair? When you ask yourself, “When will it end?” Have you found your spiritual life in a tailspin? Renowned Christian writer and speaker John Stott once wrote in his classic work, The Cross of Christ, “We have to learn to climb the hill called Calvary, and from that vantage-ground survey all life’s tragedies. The cross does not solve the problem of suffering, but it supplies the essential perspective from which to look at it” (p. 329).
In 2000, three otolaryngologists (voice doctors) at The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina diagnosed John Fonville with a debilitating “incurable,” neurological vocal disorder known as spasmodic dysphonia. Having been told he would never speak again, John lived for years as a functional mute. It was during those dark and difficult years that the Lord awakened John to the centrality and glories of the gospel.
Pastor John Fonville serves as the Teaching Elder at Paramount Church. Originally from North Carolina, he has earned degrees from Gardner-Webb University (B.A.), The Master’s Seminary (M.Div.), and is currently pursuing his D.Min. at The Ligonier Academy of Biblical & Theological Studies in Lake Mary, Florida. John and his wife, Kathryn, have five children: Victoria, Olivia, Wilson, David, Alexandria.
“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you,…” Ephesians 1:18