Chick Yuill has spent over forty-five years in full-time ministry and church leadership. Most of this time has been devoted to leading and pastoring local congregations, both in the UK and the USA. He is a passionate communicator and has appeared on national radio and television in the UK, speaking on issues of faith and morality. He has been a regular speaker at major Christian conferences such as Spring Harvest and ROOTS, and at churches, venues, and conferences throughout the UK as well as in Canada, USA, South Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, India, and mainland Europe.
In all that time, writing has been an intrinsic part of his ministry. He has written extensively for several publishers on various aspects of Christian life with a particular emphasis on what it means to be an authentic, whole-life follower of Jesus in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century. It is this passion to engage with the wider culture beyond the walls of the church that has stimulated his desire to write fiction. His motivation is to explore truth imaginatively and at a depth that only fiction allows, to do so from the perspective of a definite Christian world-view, and to do it in such a way that will allow both people of faith and readers with no definite faith commitment to engage with a well-told story.
Chick and his wife Margaret have been married for more than 50 years and have two adult daughters, Catriona who is an actor and Jeni who is a lawyer. After his family he has a number of passions – football in general and Manchester United in particular, poetry, jazz, running, good conversation, and good coffee.
He also has one unique claim to fame: he is the only author published by Instant Apostle who has not only appeared on the Jeremy Kyle Show but who is also on the ten-year highlights compilation of that TV programme! But that’s another story!
Chick’s second novel, The Man Who Broke into St Peter’s, was short-listed for the 2019 Christian Resources Together Fiction Award.