My name is Justin Yawn and I am an Episcopal Priest who is the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Temple TX. I began my tenure at Christ Church in 2015. Before accepting my current call, I served as Associate Rector for youth and families at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Prior to that I served as Campus Minister at Georgia Southern University.
Enough about the boring professional stuff and here is a quick snapshot about who I am!
What about my family?
I am the happy husband of Vanessa and we are the proud parents of Lennox, our 6 month old baby boy, Hershel Walker, our chocolate lab, and Brisco, our English Pointer. Together we get into more trouble than I am willing to write on this page!
What is one of my favorite Scriptures?
If I could spend a week anywhere in the world where would it be?
If I had only one week, I would head straight to Martinborough, New Zealand to enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir and to Queenstown/Wanaka to go canyoning through the ravines and waterfalls.
What is the most adventurous thing I have ever done?
Paragliding in New Zealand.You get a whole new sense of life when you run off a perfectly good mountain and hang suspended by a couple of nylon cables!
What is my favorite cupcake flavor?
Easy: Boston cream pie.
What is my favorite part about being an Episcopal Priest?
I love being able to form relationships with people and watch them grow deeper in their faith with God. This is not something I take for granted, but the core of my ministry as a priest and something I rejoice in every day.