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Byron Paulus, Executive Director and CEO of Life Action Ministries, announced the appointment of Dr. John Avant as Director and President of its Life Action Division. Life Action Ministries is America’s premier revival ministry and oversees three distinct outreach divisions: Life Action, Revive Our Hearts, and OneCry.

Dr. John Avant was most recently Senior Pastor of First Baptist Concord in Knoxville, TN. He served there since March of 2013, a mega-church with 8,000 members. John has pastored churches in Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana. He was also the Vice President of Evangelism and Spiritual Awakening at the North American Mission Board. John has authored four books: The Passion Promise, Authentic Power, If God Were Real, and most recently he co-authored Revival Revived.

John became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of 16. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Seminary. It was while earning his Ph.D. at Southwestern that he learned about spiritual awakening and revival. He 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.

Byron Paulus, Executive Director and CEO of Life Action Ministries, said, “I am delighted that Dr. John Avant is joining our team. As a longtime revival ministry ​voice​ ​and influencer​, he will be assuming the role of Director and President of ​the Life Action Division. This outreach group includes Life Action Church Events, Life Action Family Camp, and the Life Action Leadership Lodge. John’s extensive experience as a catalyst for revival, both domestically and internationally, has uniquely prepared him to assume visionary leadership for this area of our ministry. I am excited about the opportunities before us and thrilled to have John as a new divisional leader. Please join us in welcoming John and Donna Avant to the Life Action family.”

In his new role with Life Action, John Avant will be available to speak at churches and conferences nationwide on the topic of revival and spiritual awakening. For speaking inquiries, contact scheduling@LifeAction.org.

Life Action Ministries was founded over 45 years ago to spark spiritual change in families, churches, and nations. This is why they call people to authentic Christianity—so the gospel light can shine brightly out of lives transformed by the presence and power of God. Life Action Ministries believes that revitalization in families and churches is the key to transforming our culture for Christ and completing the Great Commission. Life Action Ministries accomplishes this through various outreaches like a family camp, church events, a women’s ministry, a pastors’ lodge and retreat center, and a prayer movement. For more information visit www.LifeAction.org.