Jonathan Sandys, the great-grandson of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, is an international public speaker on the life, times and leadership of his illustrious relative and the impact Sir Winston still has on the world today. His book, God & Churchill, reveals compelling evidence that Churchill was correct in his belief that his life, like many others, had been protected and guided by, as he put it, ‘Divine intervention.’ Jonathan is also the curator of the online publication Impressions of Churchill, allowing people who met the great man, as well as those who are just now old enough to have heard of him, to share their thoughts on the impact Sir Winston has made on their lives.
Chairman of the Points of Light Foundation,
and son of President George H.W. Bush
Jonathan’s mission is to continue the amazing legacy Sir Winston left the world, and work with present and future generations to inspire the great leadership of courage, faith and integrity employed by his great-grandfather throughout his tumultuous life.
“History honours my great-grandfather as a hero, but despite the accolade, the world today has forgotten many of the vital lessons he taught and the prophetic warnings he shared.”
The legacy of Sir Winston Churchill and the Second World War is legendary, but most are unaware of the many struggles Churchill faced and overcame in every stage of life. Over his fifty-year political career, Churchill was ostracized by colleagues who called him a crank and he was rejected by many who he had once considered friends. With courage and faith, he stood for what he believed in. With integrity, he truly represented the people who had elected him. Churchill’s courageous determination enabled the British to stand firm against Hitler and the Nazis, even when France surrendered and Britain stood alone. The example of Sir Winston Churchill is a legacy of success in the face of failure. It proudly stands as a demonstration of how one man’s courageous determination, faithful leadership, and steadfast integrity in the face of defeat changed the world.
With stories both familiar and some known only to family, Sir Winston Churchill comes alive again through the vibrant words of his great-grandson. Jonathan tailors each speech to his audience, including fascinating insights and lessons from Churchill’s early life, his military and political career, his private family life, and of course, his unparalleled wit and wisdom. Jonathan’s energy, enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of his great-grandfather has helped influence the lives of many business leaders, teachers, ministry professionals and students. He has been privileged to have spoken to and on behalf of many wonderful organizations including:
- NASA’s Johnson Space Center
- The American Aeronautics and Astronautics Association (AIAA)
- The Churchill Centre
- Arkansas State University
- Houston Baptist University
- Memorial Hermann Health System
- Westminster College
- The British/American Business Group (BABG)
“My great-grandfather inspired others through the power of his words, it is my greatest ambition to do likewise and in doing so, pass on the greatest gift any human being can possess; knowledge.”
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“We cannot tell what lies ahead. It may be that even greater ordeals lie before us.
We shall face whatever is coming…The right to guide the course of world history is the noblest prize of victory.”
Sir Winston S. Churchill: August 20, 1940 – ‘The Few’