Chick has spent over thirty-five years in full-time ministry. 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 frequently appeared on national radio and TV, speaking on issues of faith and morality. He is also a regular speaker at major Christian conferences such as Spring Harvest and contributes frequently to Radio Two’s Good Morning Sunday show.
Chick is the author of a number of books including, ‘We Need Saints’, ‘And God Created Sex…’ ‘Leadership on the Axis of Change’, ‘This Means War’ and ‘Others’, a new look at the story of Jonah. His latest book, ‘A Terrible Beauty: the fierce splendour of gospel and grace’ was published jointly by Spring Harvest Publications and Authentic in April 2008.
In October 2006 Chick relinquished his position as the denominational leader for The Salvation Army in Greater Manchester and now devotes himself fully to reflecting, speaking and writing on issues relating to what it means to be authentic followers of Jesus in the 21st Century. As part of this ministry in the wider church, he gave two days each week to fulfil the duties of chairman for HOPE in Greater Manchester during 2008, an initiative that sought to encourage churches to work together to share the good news of the Christian gospel in word and deed in a way that will not only bring individuals to faith but will also impact and transform surrounding communities.
That particular ministry has now come to an end and from September '09, Chick will work half-time for the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC) in the North West of England. His role, which is linked to LICC's Imagine Project, will involve working with churches to promote and facilitate the concept of Whole-life-discipleship.
Chick has been married to his wife Margaret for over 40 years and for all of that time they have shared their ministry. Their commitment to God and each other is summed up in their joint mission statement:
To model Christian marriage and Christian ministry in a manner that glorifies God and serves as an example to others.
"Chick Yuill was an excellent speaker who communicated with passion and wisdom…. I have just looked at the evaluation sheets for the conference and he has scored 9’s and 10’s out of 10 for all three teaching sessions. People really valued his teaching."
"Chick is able enthusiastically and naturally to bring people together of differing theological positions that could divide them around common themes that unite them."
"Chick is very very funny and yet a very accomplished speaker who will skillfully trim his contribution to his audience."
"Chick is as good as it gets!!!"
Listeners to Radio Two’s Good Morning Sunday:
"Thank you so much for your mention of Care for the Family on Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2 this weekend. I thought your contribution was brilliant." Rob Parsons - Care for the Family
"Just listened to Sunday morning on I player…Thought your whole contribution was just lovely – you are a really gifted communicator and the warmth of relationship between you and Aled is so evident. " Joy Wright - Ivy Manchester
"I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed and appreciated so much of the music and chat on this week's Good Morning Sunday, but my top marks go to Chick Yuill for his Godly wisdom. We said several loud Amens as he was talking…" Name withheld
"Chick is a good Christian who speaks common sense which is what we need a good dose of now in the UK to help solve some of the problems…" listener
"I’d love the opportunity to thank Chick for helping me to come to terms with my husband’s imminent death on that day…" listener
"I was very moved by Chick’s Moment of Reflection on this Sunday's GMS It spoke right to me at a very important time in my spiritual search and journey…" listener
"The highlight of the year for one listener was not Joan Baez, or Dionne Warwick, or Jimmy Carter from the Blind Boys of Alabama … but Chick’s message for his son … " listener