John Avant grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and become a follower of Jesus at the age of 16. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and his M Div and PhD at Southwestern Seminary where he learned about spiritual awakening and revival. John has a deep love and compassion for people and believes that the only hope for our nation is to experience a mighty movement of God. John has pastored churches throughout the south and has served as Vice President of Evangelism and Spiritual Awakening at the North American Mission Board. He is an author and speaker and currently serves as President of Life Action Ministries. John enjoys hiking the mountains with his wife Donna, scuba diving, and playing golf. He and Donna have three adult children and four grandchildren.