President and CEO
President and CEO
John Bishop has been involved with the entertainment industry for many years with icons such as Bob Hope, Crystal Gayle, The Oakridge Boys, The Osmonds, Josh Groban and the Beach Boys. John has produced hundreds of concerts, parades, stadium shows and half times around the world and at each international event, tried to reach out to local orphanages to provide free entertainment and gifts to orphaned children, starting in Mexico City in 1980. In 1985, he began an Orphan Abroad program for the Confessor to the King of Spain, bringing orphans to the USA for 1 year to learn English, and opened his own home. As an exclusive representative for the Mexico National Symphony for 12 years, John helped develop "Mexico's Finest Foreign Musical Festival" (Secretary of Tourism, Mexico City)
At age 27, he secured a contract through his mentor, Tommy Walker, for the World's Fair in New Orleans to be the Exclusive Coordinator for Educational Performing Groups and maintained an office on site at the Fair, handling parades and stage performances for thousands of young entertainers. He was the official travel coordinator for the National Drill Team for performers from all 50 states at Statue of Liberty Centennial (Ellis Island Foundation) and for 10 years, handled all the logistics and travel for the Miss Drill Team USA Pageant. He has arranged concerts around the world and performances in the Kennedy Center, Tchaikovsky Hall, the Guelaguetza and Cervantino Festivals as well as the Palace of Fine Arts and the National Washington DC 4th of July Parade. He was officially involved in 4 other World Fairs and helped coordinate the opening ceremonies for Expo 88 in Australia. John has sponsored half-time performances for more than 30 NCAA Bowl Games and Division 1 Soccer matches and started the Utah NBA Jazz Dancers. He was also in charge of celebrating the inauguration of Baseball as an Olympic sport for the host city in Barcelona.
30 years ago John Bishop introduced Alan and the Chairman of the Children's Miracle Network to Chinese officials in Beijing and worked with the first Charity in China to create an insurance program for children to receive better health care. This collaboration with China was applauded by the President of China, Yang Shangkun who announced the joint venture with President Bush on National TV while John and Alan went on air from Disneyland with John Schneider at the CMN Telethon. This was the first simulcast between the leaders of our two nations and it was in the name of charity for children.
John has been on the boards of various organizations and has been heavily involved with the confessor and advisor to the King of Spain, Don Luis Lezama; the Titular King of Portugal, Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza and Duchess Isabel; Prince Stefanos Mengesha of Ethiopia; the Marquis Daniel Vella Di Casalvecchio of Malta, King Kigeli of Rwanda and others to benefit orphans.
In 2006, Alan asked John to be the Executive Director of One Heart and today, John is the President and CEO. John and Elaine have 6 children – the youngest being adopted.