Vaughn, John and Carol


Location / North America
Country / United States
Website / www.johncvaughn.com
Mission Board /

About Us

Dr. John C. Vaughn and his wife Carol have launched a ministry of encouragement for all who care for others: pastors, missionaries, chaplains, educators, and everyone involved in helping those who serve others. For many years, Dr. Vaughn has been involved in chaplaincy as an author, law enforcement chaplain, and endorser for military chaplains, Recently, he completed a lengthy intensive residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Greenville Memorial Hospital, serving as the Emergency Room Trauma Chaplain. Now, fully certified as an ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education) chaplain, he is writing books and articles on chaplaincy and taking leadership of the International Conference of Evangelical Chaplains Endorsers, an agency he helped to found years ago. The purpose of the John C. Vaughn Evangelistic Association, Inc. (JCVEA) is spreading the Gospel by “Encouraging Those Who Care for Others©.” In essence, Dr. Vaughn is a chaplain to those who care for others.  

The Vaughns are unusually qualified for this joint venture of spreading the Word around the world, in person and in print. Between them, they share a total of 80 years of marriage, 75 years of ministry, 8 children (one in heaven since 2008) and 15 grandchildren! Dr. Vaughn has preached in 49 states and 64 foreign countries, in churches, colleges, camps and conferences. For over thirty years he taught the Bible on his daily radio broadcast Foundations of Faith. Today thousands of his sermons and videos are downloaded every month from www.sermonaudio.com. Carol Vaughn taught English for over twenty-five years and completed a master’s thesis at the University of Connecticut with a focus on gifted studies. She finished her teaching career as the Fulton County Schools’ Career Advisor for the Gifted Internship Program in Georgia, where she also wrote and edited curriculum for gifted learners. 

In 1978, Dr. Vaughn and his late wife Brenda co-authored More Precious Than Gold: The Fiery Trial of a Family’s Faith, a best-selling book which tells the story of a fire in the Vaughn home in which Brenda and daughter Becky were severely burned. On September 2, 2013, the Lord took Brenda home as a result of complications from her injuries in the fire. Becky has taken up her mother’s mantle by encouraging others in need through counseling, speaking, and writing. She recently completed her book No Greater Love, which brings the story of the fire up to date and recounts how her own life is dedicated to honoring the Lord by honoring her mother who, by going into the fire to save Becky, exemplified the truth of John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” She serves as a board approved missionary under JCVEA.