Carl John Painter (Little John), was born in 1963, in the South Island of New Zealand.
At the age of three, he began to receive visions and in 1983, at twenty years of age, migrated to Australia and eventually became a citizen in 2014. After an encounter with God in 1984, he sold his business and gave away all his possessions and travelled around Australia.
He has received many visions and revelations during the course of his life and when people ask why, his humble response is "You know, I asked God that once and He said 'Had to be someone, just happens to be you'".
Carl says that it is a blessing and a curse to have been chosen to receive visions and revelations. A blessing in that God has brought Him to know the truth of His reality and the reality of His kingdom "beyond the shadow of a doubt" and a curse, in that being chosen means you don't really get a choice and most people treat you as crazy.