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Chef John and Rachel Stout

Chef John Stout is an Assemblies of God US Missionary, certified by the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Executive Chef and by the International Food Service Executives Association as a Master Certified Foodservice Executive. Chef John is a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God.


Chef John is a 1998 Graduate of Johnson and Wales University and has over 20 years of food service experience as a restaurant manager, executive chef, foodservice consultant and competition chef.


In addition to top shelf culinary training and competition, Chef John is a talented communicator, pastor, Bible teacher, and leader.

In 2009, Chef John began working with Mercy Chefs which is a faith based, non-profit, ministry committed to preparing and serving high-quality, professionally prepared meals to victims, volunteers, and first responders in disaster areas.


Chef John and Rachel Stout were recently launched as US Missionaries  with the Assemblies of God US Missions Church Development department and is tasked with helping churches develop quality hospitality programs to reach communities for Christ through the unique vehicle of  food.













 I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you. Luke 10:19 ASV


“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” - T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

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