|Contributor||John D. Beckett|
John D. Beckett was born and grew up in Elyria, Ohio, the oldest of three children. After attending public schools in Elyria, he graduated from M.I.T. in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Mechanical Engineering. Following graduation he worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry. Mr. Beckett has been named "Christian Businessman of the Year" by the Christian Broadcasting network (1999) and manufacturing "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young (2003.) He has long been active in both church and community-related activities. He helped found Intercessors For America, a national prayer organization, in 1973 and continues to serve as its Board Chairman. He is a founding board member of The King's College in New York City and serves on the board of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Mr. Beckett resides in Elyria, Ohio with his wife, Wendy, to whom he has been married since 1961. They have six children and seventeen grandchildren.
|Publish Date||May 21, 2013|