John Vedder graduated from Auburn University in 2015 and was called into the ministry at an early age. He has served in both part-time and full-time pastoral roles for the past 15 years. John started the first college ministry at his local church in Opelika, Alabama, and served as the first full-time College Pastor. He then moved with his family to Virginia, where he joined a team to plant Foundations Church. While there, John served as the Associate Pastor. In 2018, John accepted the role of Church Relations Coordinator for the U.S. National Office of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). John regularly speaks at events and churches around the world and has a unique ability to bridge the gap between pastors, Biblical world-view, and international travel.
John has had the privilege of leading hundreds of people on Christian tours throughout the land of Israel. He is passionate about seeing the world through a Biblical perspective and loves to share his experiences with pastors and church groups as he leads tours. John’s deep love for the people and nation of Israel is contagious as he opens the Word of God in the Land to help travel groups understand what God is currently doing in and amongst the nations of the Middle East. John is married to Natalie Vedder. They have three children: Myah, Solomon, and Sarah Lane. John and his family reside together in North Alabama where they love to bike ride, rock climb, and spend as much time outdoors as possible.