Who is Rev. John Yates?
John Yates attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill were, in 1968, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and a Morehead Scholar.
He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological
Seminary in 1971 and, in 1972, was ordained a priest in the Protestant
Episcopal Church. In 1984 he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree
from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Johnís work over the years with Christian youth
and young families has especially equipped him as a spokesman on
family life. Along with his wife Susan, John has much experience
as a speaker on the challenges of raising a family in an increasingly
secular world. He has a particular interest in teaching and discipling
men and his most recent book, How a Man Prays for His Family,
is a down to earth encouragement to men to grow in a life of personal
prayer. With Susan, he co-authored What Really Matters At
Home Ė Eight Crucial Elements for Building Character in Your
Family, which focuses on the matters of parental modeling and
raising faithful and responsible children. Johnís other books include
For the Life of the Family and Seven Crucial Moments.
He also contributed to the popular book What Makes a Man?,
the unofficial handbook of the national Promise Keepers organization,
as well as Visions and Realities, and Keeping Your
As a speaker and teacher, John has ministered to
a variety of groups in the United States, Canada, Europe, Great
Britain, Russia, Asia, the Far East, East Africa, and South Africa.
He has led conferences for a host of Christian organizations including
Young Life, Campus Crusade for Christ, and Inter-Varsity and along
with his wife Susan, speaks regularly at Family Life Marriage Conferences
across the United States.
John Yates is Rector (Senior Pastor) of The Falls
Church (Episcopal) in Falls Church, Virginia, a large evangelical
church outside of Washington, DC with about 2,500 members. The historic
church was founded in 1732 and is now known for its strong focus
on family life, vibrant worship, outstanding youth ministry, and
strong biblical teaching and preaching. He and Susan have five children,
all in their twenties, and two grandchildren.