John Farrell

John is a songwriter, author and storyteller who has been working with children and teachers around the world for over 25 years. He is the founder of Bridges of Peace and Hope, and has visited more than 1500 schools in 25 countries. The songs he writes and sings for and with students and teachers promote respect, understanding, and working together. John greatest love is his family. He also likes to travel, read, ride his bicycle and meet new people. A lover of nature and challenges, John climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2014 with other BoPH team members including his daughter Maggie, a 4th grade teacher. The team carried a banner to the summit of Kilimanjaro. The banner included photos of more than 1700 students from 55 countries. The students were holding up words that expressed their hopes and beliefs. John’s wife, Ann Marie is an elementary teacher and they have five adult children. John often expresses his beliefs in his song lyrics such as “There are common threads that bind us no matter who we are…” and “It’s the little things we do together that make this world a little better…”