If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:11 (NIV)

For some time now, I have had the desire to create a recording worthy of taking individuals to the Throne and preparing hearts to hear the Lord. Enjoy it as you enter your time with the Lord or after a stressful day. Much thanks to all involved in the production.

Hi, and welcome to johnyatesministry.com

yatesLet me give you a little background. I was blessed to be born into a Christian home where, because of my parents example, I came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at age 10.

The ventriloquism began as an 8 year old with a fascination of puppetry. A recording came with my first "figure" that gave me basic instruction on the art of ventriloquism. The journey began.

After graduating with a music performance degree (emphasis in trumpet) I began serving the local church as minister of music. In 1985 God placed a burning desire in my heart to use the gifts He had given me on a deeper level than I could as a worship leader on a church staff. My wife, Patty, and I prayed and in January 1986 I stepped out in faith for a life on the road in Vocational Evangelism.

We have had the privilege to speak to and lead worship for people of all ages. We have had the opportunity to participate in youth camps, church wide revival meetings, kids camps and conferences. We also have presented concerts for families at banquets and other venues, reaching people of every age from children to senior adults.

God has allowed us to witness many come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We have had the blessing of working camps and revival services in the Cayman Islands, spending time with a kids ministry in Bangalore, India, and even working with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in their annual Team and Staff Conference.

Take a look around this site and contact us if you think we can help you with your ministry.


John is a Staff Evangelist at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Enterprise, Alabama

Contribution Information
Make checks payable and mail to:
Hillcrest Baptist Church • 500 Alberta St. • Enterprise, AL.  36330
memo: gift to Staff Evangelist, John Yates

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