John Todd Ferrier founded the Order of the Cross, an informal spiritual fellowship, in 1904. In response to an inner urge and deep feeling of compassion towards the creatures, he had left the Congregational church the previous year.
From then on, through spoken and written word, he gave a message of Love Peace, Joy and Hope. He continued in active ministry until his passing in 1943. There is no biography of John Todd Ferrier for good reason. He did not wish anyone to focus upon him or his life, but rather upon the message he brought through. He is remembered as a friend and shepherd of souls, and as a noble example of the life of compassionate love, passionately set out in the sublime message he brought to the world.