ELCA Bishop Martin Yonts, (1987-1991)

Pastor Martin Yonts served as mission director from 1973 to 1987. A graduate of Lenoir Rhine College in Hickory, NC and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Bishop Yonts served congregations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Texas. In Texas and Louisiana, 48 congregations were organized under his oversight. He retired in 1992 after 50 years of faithful service.