John Vawter

John has a degrees from the University of Oregon, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Bethel Seminary. After 10 years of ministry with Campus Crusade (including 3 years as the Northwest Area Director) he entered pastoral ministry. john served in the suburbs of Minneapolis where we grew the church he pastored from 200 to 1000 and moved to Tempe, AZ on a call to served in a 2000 member church.

He has had the privilege of serving as president of both Western Seminary and Phoenix Seminary. He and wife reside in Scottsdale, AZ.

In 1999 john formed You’re Not Alone, Inc. to help pastors and Christian workers whose kids abuse alcohol and other drugs. He now has a daily radio program that is heard on over 390 stations and a website that is proving to be very helpful to the 20,000 visitors a year. Recently, his resources were given to Lighthouse Network and can be accessed at

Episodes appearing in

John Vawter and Jim Wetherbe talk about the importance of selecting the right friends, as well as being the right kind of friend. View Show Notes →
How intentional are you about making friends? View Show Notes →