Official Bio:

DR. JOHN THORNTON is a CPA with a Ph.D. in Accounting from Washington State University. He is the L.P. and Bobbi Leung Chair of Accounting Ethics at Azusa Pacific University, a Christian university with over 10,000 students near Los Angeles, CA where he directs the School of Accounting. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on accounting ethics and has served as Chair of the American Accounting Association's Public Interest Section. His scholarship has been published in several top academic journals, winning multiple best paper awards from the AAA. He is married to Alyssa with three sons, Joshua, Benjamin, and Jacob.

I’m Dr. John Thornton, author of Jesus’ Terrible Financial Advice. As a CPA with a PhD in accounting, I help Christian leaders and people like you understand money so you can live the life God has planned for you.  

I am the Chair of Accounting Ethics in the Leung School of Accounting at Azusa Pacific University, where we educate accounting professionals with character and competence. I also write and speak on personal financial accountability and organizational financial accountability. 

My family: sons Joshua, Benjamin, Jacob, wife Alyssa, and daughter-in-law Melissa.

My family: sons Joshua, Benjamin, Jacob, wife Alyssa, and daughter-in-law Melissa.

Note From John: 

I have the best job in the world.  As Chair of Accounting Ethics in the Leung School of Accounting at Azusa Pacific University, I lead faculty who teach and mentor students to "Be Like Dan," who was "trustworthy, and neither corrupt nor negligent" (Daniel 6:4).

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