Our Founder

    John seeks to break down the barriers that prevent men and women from addressing deep-rooted anger and hurt from the wounds they have suffered in this life by candidly and openly sharing his story, his failings, and his path to a new way of life.   

     John has been married for 23 years and has three beautiful daughters. He is incredibly thankful for the second chance to be a father and husband who can offer himself to those he loves without the burden of the bitterness and anger that overshadowed his life for so many years.  

The Father Effect Ministries is an outreach of The Perfect Father Ministries, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. Our mission is to help men and women find healing and forgiveness for those who have wounded them, to encourage, educate, and equip men to become the dads they were meant to be, and to help women understand the important role of fathers in their children's lives and do what they can to support and grow these important relationships. We believe if you change the heart of a father, you change the lives of his children and the generations that follow. 


    John Finch grew up the youngest of 3 boys in a suburb of Dallas where he lost his father to suicide at age 11. As a young man, John did anything he could to avoid confronting the wounds he suffered as a result of being fatherless. His craving for affirmation from a father who was not there to provide it, led him to seek that affirmation from the world in many unhealthy ways. In an attempt to find value as a man, he created a false persona that left him completely unfulfilled. His life was based on the pursuit of money in order to prove his success and he became a social alcoholic as he strived to be the life of every party and gain the attention of those around him.

     It was only when John realized and dealt with the unresolved issues of his father wound that he was able to become truly fulfilled. On February 20th, 2009, he finally came face to face with the issues that drove him to seek approval from a father who was not there to give it to him. By forgiving his father and recognizing what it truly means to be a man, he became a new man, husband and father.