Dr. John Teter was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Korean and Dutch parents. He was raised in a non-religious home, but while at UCLA, Jesus captured his heart and life through an evangelistic Bible study. John went on to serve with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for twelve years at USC, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and Compton College. John and his family moved into the inner city of Long Beach to incarnate God’s love and make disciples. There, they planted Fountain of Life Covenant Church, a multiethnic and multi-class church where John serves as senior pastor. John 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 church planters to establish churches that are strong in faith and see God add to their numbers daily. John has written two books, Get the Word Out and Jesus & the Hip Hop Prophets (co-authored with Alex Gee). John 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.