John Graves, Esq., President
John Graves became the president of Vision America in December, 2016. Prior to assuming leadership of Vision America, John served in various roles alongside its founder, Dr. Rick Scarborough, for 15 years, mobilizing and encouraging pastors and Christians across the country to be voices of truth to our nation. John has served local churches and parachurch organizations since he met God in 1986 during his sophomore year in college.
In addition to serving as the president of Vision America, John is an attorney, accountant, business owner, and pastor. Once “anti-political,” John felt compelled to become involved in the civic arena by the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001. He soon ran for U.S. Congress in Texas.
Over the years, John has become even more convinced that when Christians, and especially pastors, lead others to become involved in civic issues, they can and do make a massive impact on the culture.
His beliefs that God gave leaders as gifts to the Church and that Jesus is the only hope for any nation led him to develop Acts 20:28 Pastors, bringing resources and breakthrough technology to today’s church leaders to help mobilize people of faith to vote.
John received his B.B.A. in accounting at the University of Texas at Tyler in 1990. He received his law degree at Texas Tech University School of Law in 1993, and was selected to the National Order of Barristers. John currently serves on the board of Jack Hayford Ministries. He and his wife, Nicole, have five children, and actively serve in their local church.