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 (Ambassador 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 and his wife, Linda, have two children and two grandchildren.