With the turn of the new millennium, the Ten Commandments series became known as just10, attracting large audiences across the UK. J.John said at the time:
“I can honestly say it was a ‘God idea’. In 1999 there was much discussion on how to mark the new millennium. I sensed God saying that we should go back to the basics – back to his ten principles of how to live life well.”
Series were held in Colchester, Beaconsfield, Bath, Cheam, Loughborough, St Albans and Coventry.
just10 in Coventry saw thousands of people cram into the cathedral each week. Following the final session, the majority of the audience (around 3,000 people) moved to the cathedral ruins to take part in what is believed to be one of the largest mass anointing in English history. 30,000 people attended the series in total. just10 had such an impact on the city that it received front-page news headlines in the local press, with the city council sponsoring advertising on the sides of buses using the slogan ‘Coventry Inspires Belief’.
‘The Ten Commandments are getting their biggest audiences since Cecil B. de Mille put Moses on the big screen’. The Times, 10th June 2000.
‘The Ten Commandments have, perhaps, never been better understood’. Sunday Mercury, June 25th 2000.
‘Preaching phenomenon J.John has been pulling in the crowds at Coventry Cathedral to hear his views on the Ten Commandments. Last night’s session was the most amazing of all.’ Coventry Evening Telegraph, Wednesday July 5th 2000.