John Yates

Press Service International

The Rev. Dr John Yates is an Anglican minister in Perth and has 5 children and 7 grandchildren. He spends time in praying, mentoring and writing.John Yates’s previous articles may be viewed at

  • Seeing Spiritually Praying Deeply

    There has been a rise in prayer globally in recent months, even if this is still marginal to mainstream Christianity.

  • Seeing Jesus

    I was very moved recently by an email prayer letter from a young Australian doctor and his wife in South Sudan. They had recently traveled into their local town and noticed a child motionless in a puddle on the street.  They later found he’d been lying there for two days.

  • Love Communicates

    In today’s world, where “fake news” abounds and social media rules imposing “cancel culture” are ever-expanding, there does not seem to be much space for the gospel.

  • Strengthener

    Though approaching 40 years as an ordained pastor, the Lord has been challenging me recently about a ministry of strengthening others.

  • Unworthy Fury

    I have found over the decades that the Lord speaks to me most clearly through a combination of personal experience and scripture.

  • Deceived Again?

    Whilst I think it is alarmist to believe that the current intensification of governmental authority is a sign of the rise of the antichrist, I do believe that we can learn deep spiritual truths from the more apocalyptic passages of scripture relevant to our COVID19 times.

  • Defy the devil

    Although the book of Revelation (ch.6) teaches that plagues are poured out by the Lamb of God, decades of peace and prosperity have robbed pastors of the ability to teach people how to make war in the Spirit (Ephesians chapter 6 verses 12-18).

  • Apocalypse Now

    C.S. Lewis famously said, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

  • Refugee: A Spiritual Crisis

    Sometimes I am surprised at the way the Lord speaks to me. A few weeks ago, I attended a prayer meeting in a local church convened by a refugee group.

  • Beautiful Discipleship

    I am writing this from Jakarta Indonesia at the conclusion of the WEA General Assembly. 800 delegates from 92 nations, 3 from Australia, gathered to launch a decade of Intentional Holistic Intergenerational Discipleship Making.