John and Suzanne Hunter joined Youth With A Mission in 1972 shortly after their conversion to Christianity.
They helped start the Christian Heritage School (CHS) in Solvang, CA in 1978. This was where they first learned about the Principle Approach (see Programs link). Their move to Tyler, TX in 1980 moved the school as well. Teacher training began at this location, rather informally, with monthly classes for students' parents. Shortly thereafter, they were at YWAM Virginia where they started the School of the Rock. John was the principal for three years in addition to teaching junior and senior high. Suzanne ran the preschool and kindergarten. With his first students, John tried to implement the Principle Approach. In 1987, the Hunters moved to Dayspring, the location of CHS since 1983. They helped with the Teacher Training School, now called Teachers for the Nations. The next ten years were crucial for developing their vision and bringing Teachers for Africa to where it's at today. It was a time for prayer and planning which resulted in a recruiting trip to South Africa.

Teachers for Africa

Their intent was to recruit local South African leaders to train in Tyler, TX for three years with the final outcome being a Teacher Training School in South Africa. However, God diverted them and in their response they found themselves in Namibia
The Hunter's and their daughter Farra

 ywam namibia

This is where you can find the Hunters and the Teachers for Africa team today. Their first School of Reformation (SOR) was held in Windhoek, Namibia in the summer of 1998.