- Profession: Pastor
- Nationality: American
- Known for: President of Baptist World Alliance and Exutive Director of the Baptist General Association of Virginina and the Virginia Baptist Mission Board
- Fun Fact: John and his wife, Deborah, served as missionaries in Taiwan for seven years.
- Fun Fact: Upton has attended Averett College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Taiwan Language Institute and the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Kerrala, India.
- Fun Fact:
John Upton is the President of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and the Executive Director of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) and the Virginia Baptist Mission Board (VMBM). Prior to becoming president of the BWA, he had been a member of the BWA General Council and the Executive Committee. He had also served on the Baptist World Aid Committee, the Commission on Christian Ethics and acted as the chair of the Congress Program Committee. Prior to being elected executive director of the GBVA and VBMB he served as the group leader of the Mission Mobilization Group of BGAV and acted as the pastor of Urbanna Baptist Church.