John Yeatts, National Coordinator

John has served in full-time ministry for over 30 years, more than half of those years in the role of a pastor to the local church. In 2004, God called John to join the team of Life Outreach as a National Representative, bringing his gift of pastoral care to the body of believers that reach out through the ministries of LIFE to a hurting world. Through prayer, counsel, preaching, and teaching, he has encouraged and admonished the Friends for LIFE community to LOVE in WORD and DEED! John earned a BA degree from Central Bible College, now known as Evangel University, majoring in Bible and Missions, with a minor in Evangelism. As the National Coordinator of Churches for LIFE, James and Betty have commissioned him to serve the pastors, ministers, and local congregations who have joined to help carry the burden of ministering to the world’s hurting. John and his staff will seek to find every possible way to bless the Churches for LIFE partnership. He is a husband of nearly 30 years and father of three children. John’s family were members of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas for over 11 years before planting Texoma Bible Fellowship in Whitesboro, Texas in 2017.

Chris Banning, Ministry Representative

Chris joined LIFE in February 2004. He has a heart to speak hope and encouragement into the lives of pastors while also providing vital information on LIFE’s projects. Chris also helps church groups who want to raise funds and awareness for LIFE’s outreaches. He has been married to the love of his life for over 16 years and has one son. He served in both youth and young adult ministry prior to coming to LIFE. Chris is currently a member of Milestone Church in Keller, Texas.

Patty Martinez, Executive Administrative Assistant

Patty joined LIFE in May 2018. She is passionate about children and sharing the life-transforming power of having a personal relationship with Jesus. In her free time, Patty enjoys spending quality time with her three children, family, and friends. She is a 4th generation member of Gethsemane Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, and has served a six-year term as an elder there.  Although Gethsemane will always be her home church, Patty currently attends Fellowship of the Parks in North Fort Worth.