What many would consider their worst nightmare has become reality for Christopher Yuan. While attending dental school, he began living promiscuously as a gay man and experimenting with illicit drugs. Within a few years, he was expelled from dental school, imprisoned for drug dealing, and discovered that he was HIV-positive.
But God turned his nightmare into an exciting and inspiring story of redemption, grace, and transformation. Christopher has an understanding heart for and a desire to minister to those working through issues of sexuality and to those living with HIV/AIDS. He speaks locally and internationally to youth, on college campuses, in churches, and in prisons.
Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and is currently pursuing a doctorate of ministry at Bethel Seminary. He now teaches at Moody while continuing his speaking ministry, which has reached four continents around the world. Christopher has spoken at both Saddleback Church and Willow Creek Community Church in America and at many conferences – including InterVarsity’s Urbana and Moody Pastor’s Conference and Men’s Conference.
He is featured in the award-winning documentary, HOPE Positive: Surviving the Sentence of AIDS, and has co-authored with his mother, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope (WaterBrook Multnomah, a division of Random House).