John Teter
Author, Speaker

John Teter was born in Los Angeles, the son of Korean and Dutch parents. He was raised in a non-religious home. But while at UCLA, Jesus captured John’s heart and life through an evangelistic Bible study. He went on to serve with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 12 years at USC, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and Compton College. In 2007, John and his family planted Fountain of Life Covenant Church, a multiethnic, inner-city congregation of Long Beach to incarnate God’s love and make disciples. John serves the church today as senior pastor. He also serves as the church planting team leader for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is passionate about calling, training, and sending the next generation of apostles to plant churches that are strong in faith and add to their numbers daily. John has written two books, Get the Word Out and Jesus & the Hip Hop Prophets, coauthored with Alex Gee. He and his wife, Becky, have been blessed with three wonderful children. In his spare time, John enjoys good film and television, fantasy football, and being a part of the Los Angeles Lakers Band.

Articles + Resources


Regaining Our Voice and Credibility | Mosaix | Exponential

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Lessons from Antioch: Effective Cross-Cultural Evangelism


But Can You Finish?

Anyone can start a race. Anyone can plant a church. But will you be able to finish? And if you…


FIVE EVANGELISM SHIFTS: Rethinking Preaching

In almost every context outside of the church, preaching is equated with bad news. We want to rethink and redeem…


The Future of Multi-Ethnic Churches

2007 Exponential Conference Urban and Multi-Ethnic Planting Track.  How will multi-ethnic churches become more numerous and influential in the United…

Growth Challenges in a Multi-Ethnic Church

2007 Exponential Conference Urban and Multi-Ethnic Planting Track.  What obstacles will a multi-ethnic church face that will slow down growth…