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A Word from Our President & Executive Director

Dear Ministry Partners,

As Executive Director (CEO & President) of Life Action Ministries, the parent organization of three major outreach divisions (Revive Our HeartsOneCry, and Life Action), I am delighted to introduce you to Dr. John Avant. 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.

Byron Paulus
President & Executive Director
Life Action Ministries

About John Avant

Though born in St. Louis, MO, John grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. He 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. at 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.

John is committed to communicating God’s Word so that others may experience how to live REAL life in Christ in today’s culture. His heart is to equip the church to lead and impact every sphere of influence.

John has pastored churches in TX, GA, LA, and TN. He has also served as Vice President of Evangelism and Spiritual Awakening at the North American Mission Board. He has authored four books: The Passion Promise, Authentic Power, If God Were Real, and most recently he co-authored Revival Revived. Currently, John serves as the president of the Life Action Division of Life Action Ministries.

John and Donna met at Baylor University and were married in 1980. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. They currently live in Knoxville, TN.

On his day off, you might find John hiking the mountains with Donna, scuba diving, or playing golf. At night you will always find him with a book in his hand.