Author of Bond of Brothers
President of Ambassador Speakers & Literary
Raised on a dairy farm in the Amish and Mennonite community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Wes Yoder moved to Nashville in 1973 to work in the music business. He was instrumental in the formation of the Contemporary Christian Music genre, and launched the careers of many well-known artists. In 1984, he formed the first Christian based speakers bureau to assist thinkers and writers dedicated to a biblical world-view. During this time, he became a founding member of Christ Presbyterian Academy, a thriving K-12 school where he served on the board for fifteen years.
In 1997, he launched Ambassador Literary Agency as a division of his company, which led to national media representation of many high-profile clients involved in national and international news stories. His projects have included national media representation of The Purpose Driven Life and The Shack, and literary and media representation of the # 1 New York Times best-seller, Mistaken Identity. Wes has been interviewed on The TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News (a ten minute segment on his clients and the work of The Ambassador Agency), ABC’s Prime Time, Dateline NBC, CNN Headline News and others. He has been quoted by TIME Magazine, The New York Times, People Magazine, the Associated Press, Agence-France Presse and many others.
Wes’ first book, Bond of Brothers: Connecting with Other Men beyond Work, Weather and Sports (Zondervan), seeks to move men from silent and broken lives to the company of men where conversation, spiritual friendship and a life filled with friends and brothers define and complete God’s purposes for them. Wes is a director of the Middle Tennessee New Canaan Society which hosts twice monthly men's breakfast events in Franklin and Nashville.
Wes and his wife, Linda, have two children and three grandchildren.
"Thank You! The men are continuing to talk about the things God spoke to their hearts. They appreciated that you drove straight in on the real issues and leveled the playing field. There were so many great take aways I wondered if they were tracking with you the whole time but based on their comments I am not wondering now. They heard your heart loud and clear and I trust will follow God's heart as He helps them unpack these truths as it relates to where they are on the journey."
-Mark Johnson, Minister of Men & Discipleship, Willowbrook Baptist Church
"I'm so glad and thankful you spoke today to our group. I've heard from so many that this was the best program we have ever had!"
-Barry Landis, Faith in Film Breakfast
"Amazing! That was the repeated word spoken to me by attendees after they heard Wes Yoder speak at our national show. He is authentic, transparent, and easily holds your attention. He leaves you encouraged in the Lord. Both men and women really enjoyed him. We've invited him back! There is no higher recommendation."
-Jayne Kuryluk, Executive Director, Christan Meeting & Conventions Association