Rev. John Vaughn currently serves as the Executive Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, Rev. Vaughn served as the Executive Vice President at Auburn Theological Seminary. Auburn is a national leadership development and research institute that equips leaders of faith and moral courage for multifaith movements for justice.
Prior to Auburn, Rev. Vaughn served as the program director for the Twenty-First Century Foundation, in Harlem, New York, advancing strategic giving for Black community change. Rev. Vaughn also served as the Executive Director of the Peace Development Fund, which provides funding, training and assistance for grassroots peace and justice community organizing throughout the United States and select countries internationally.
Rev. Vaughn was the minister for education and social justice at the Riverside Church in New York City, and the director for community development at the Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC) in Boston, MA. An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches, he received his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA and his Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Rev. Vaughn is married to the Rev. Dr. P. Kimberleigh Jordan, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and they are the proud parents of two sons, James and Caleb.