John Yeatts

John Yeatts
John Yeatts
Professor of the Psychology of Religion

I have been on the faculty of Messiah College for thirty years -- one year at our daughter school, Daystar University (Nairobi, Kenya), two years at our Philadelphia Campus at Temple University, and the rest in Grantham. I have also taught summers at the Theological College of Central Africa in Zambia and at the Theological College of Zimbabwe. In addition to teaching, I have been department chair, associate dean, and interim school dean. I was also baseball coach at Messiah for 11 years.

My masters degree focused on biblical studies and my doctorate on comprehension and recall of the English Bible. Therefore the focus of my teaching and research has always been on helping students to understand the Bible. My major scholarly work is a commentary on the Book of Revelation.

More importantly, I am a husband, father of two, and grandfather of five. I met my wife at Messiah and both my children met their spouses at Messiah. We are a Messiah College family. I am blessed by what the college meant to my children, and my focus is on providing the same nurture for my students that my children received. With my daughter and her family, we attend Harrisburg Brethren in Christ, a multi-ethnic church in the city.

Ph.D., 1981
Purdue University
M.Div., 1972
Princeton Seminary
B.A., 1969
Messiah College
Contact Information:
Messiah College
Suite: 3053
Phone: (717) 796-1800 ext.3946
Fax: (717) 796-4790