Dr. John Teter
Executive Director

Dr. John Teter was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Korean and Dutch parents. He was raised in a non-religious home, but while at UCLA, Jesus captured his heart and life through an evangelistic Bible study. John went on to serve with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for twelve years at USC, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and Compton College.

John and his family moved into the inner city of Long Beach to incarnate God’s love and make disciples. There, they planted Fountain of Life Covenant Church, a multiethnic and multi-class church where John serves as senior pastor.
John also serves senior pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church and as the Church Planting Team Leader for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is passionate about calling, training, and sending the next generation of church planters to establish churches that are strong in faith and see God add to their numbers daily.
John is author of three books, The Power of the 72: Ordinary Disciples in Extraordinary Evangelism (forthcoming, December 2017), Get the Word Out and Jesus & the Hip Hop Prophets (co-authored with Alex Gee).

John and his wife, Becky, have been blessed with three wonderful children. In his spare time, John enjoys good film and television, fantasy football, and being a part of the Los Angeles Lakers Band.


Timothy Sato
Associate Director

Tim Sato serves as associate director of the FOL Antioch Initiative. He also serves as the part-time communications director of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, in Long Beach, California, where he and his family are members.

Before moving to Long Beach, Tim, Caroline, and their children, Daniel and Lucia, lived in South Los Angeles, where they were members of Church of the Redeemer Covenant Church. His family has been deeply influenced by heroes like John Perkins and Jeremiah, the prophet who communicated God’s message, “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:7)

Tim has spent many years working in the nonprofit sector. Before joining FOL Antioch, he served as church planting assistant for the Evangelical Covenant Church, and as communications director of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. In his spare time, Tim enjoys watching sports, reading, cooking, and playing fantasy football. Someday he will learn to speak Spanish like the rest of his family