In addition to his responsibilities with the D.Min. program, John teaches graduate New Testament text and ministry courses. He received his training from Abilene Christian University (B.A. M.A., M.Div.), Emory University (Ph.D.), and Lipscomb University (M.A. in Conflict Management). Prior to joining the Lipscomb faculty, John served in full time ministry with congregations in Oregon, Texas, and Tennessee. He also taught at Columbia Christian College (later Cascade College) for seven years. He is a frequent speaker on college lecture programs and sermon seminars. John has a personal web page that includes his preaching and teaching materials at www.johnyork.org. John and his wife, Anne, have two sons, Matt (Lipscomb University '03) and Brad (Abilene Christian University '05). They also have three grandchildren.