John Stott has been referred to as "the most influential clergyman in the Church of England during the twentieth century." He was appointed rector of All Souls Church in London after WWII, and it remained the only church he served at throughout his life. As a church leader, he sponsored two groundbreaking National Evangelical Anglican Congresses and started John Stott Ministries, which sought to equip and train pastors with the Word of God. Stott authored more than 42 books, edited 14 books, and has written 500 chapters, essays, articles, and booklets. John Stott passed away on July 27th, 2011.