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What some of John's friend say...

These endorsements are from leaders who have known John and observed his ministry for many years.  They have worked with John in different settings and have continued to communicate as friends and leaders over the years.   Faith, Family and Friends continue to speak of the priorities of John's life.

"John Yarbrough is one of Southern Baptists finest leaders over the past four decades. His experience and effectiveness as a pastor and as a denominational servant is sterling. His heart beats to honor the Lord and to complete his ministry with consistency. He has walked where most all of us have walked and emerged with not only victory but with enthusiasm. He knows what a Christian minister should look like and how each one can remain faithful and devoted to the Lord throughout every day of life.
          In a day when so many have faltered before the finish, John Yarbrough has lived as an example and can effectively minister in any church of any size. His message is transforming and his example is solid. He is at a time in his life where he not only speaks with incredible Biblical accuracy and authority, but has years of faithfulness that can help others to fulfill their ministry and service for the Lord with distinction. I commend him to you without any hesitation and urge you to prayerfully consider how he can complement your ministry. You and your people will be greatly blessed by his ministry."

Jimmy Draper
President Emeritus LifeWay

I would like to take a second to recommend my close friend and mentor, Dr. John Yarbrough, to you. I have known John for over 30 years. He is a man of God with great integrity and a pastor with unbelievable passion. He is an amazing preacher and uses remarkable creativity to reach others for Jesus.

Over the years John has preached for me, taught me, led retreats for my staff, and helped me in more ways than I could ever list. If you need assistance with preaching, consulting, or growing a church and are looking for someone with a great zeal for reaching the lost, John Yarbrough is your man. I will always be indebted to him for his spiritual leadership in my life.

Chris Stephens

Senior Pastor

Faith Promise Church

Knoxville, Tennessee



Forty years ago God used John Yarbrough to lead me to Christ, and that was the one decision that sealed my eternal destiny. I will forever be grateful for his faithfulness in sharing the Good News with me!

Over these last four decades John has been a friend, mentor, and role model for me as I seek to be faithful to the call of God on my life. His wise counsel and guidance has helped me to weather the inevitable storms that accompany being in the Ministry. I could have never been blessed with a finer portrait of what being a Pastor, Preacher, and Christian example should be than the life I've watched John Yarbrough live day in and day out!


Dr. Dwight "Ike" Reighard

President/CEO MUST Ministries

Senior Pastor Piedmont Church

One word best describes Dr. John O. Yarbrough- and that word is "integrity."


It might be easy to think highly of a leader from a distance and get a different view "up close." I have known John Yarbrough "up close" for almost 30 years and he is the "real deal." He loves The Lord, he is a man of deep, persistent, faithful prayer, he has a passionate heart for the lost, and he is a friend you can count on- no matter what. He preaches from a lifetime of leadership in the local church and beyond, and from a depth of personal, human experience. He has run the race but thank God he hasn't finished the course yet! He is a pastor's friend. He's the church's friend, and he's my friend. I have used him at Hyde Park in Austin and I will do it again. I think you should too!



 J. Kie Bowman

 Senior Pastor

 Hyde Park Baptist Church

 Austin, Texas



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