Reverend Basil Yarde

Rev. Basil Patrick Yarde, BA, MA


Basil Yarde has been in Pastoral and Evangelistic Ministry for the past forty nine (49) years.  He holds a 3 Year Diploma in Theology from the West Indies School Of Theology, Trinidad in 1973 and Bachelors’ and Masters’ in Practical Ministry from Wagner University, now located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  During those 49 years he has served as:

• Assistant Pastor The Peoples Cathedral: 1973 – 1980

• Co-Founder of Abundant Life Assembly: 1980 – 1981

• Founder and President of The Basil Yarde Ministries: 1981 – 1988

• Minister of Evangelism at Abundant Life Assembly: 1988 – 1999

• Founder of ALA School of Evangelism and Discipleship: 1988 – 2001

• Senior Pastor Ag. Abundant Life Assembly: 1999 – 2001

• Founder and President of The Final Thrust International Ministries: 2002 – Present

• Director of Church Relations for Salem Media Boston: 2003 – Present

An excellent Gospel Singer and Preacher, Basil has traveled extensively in ministry to East and South Africa, Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean. He has served as an Evangelism Explosion Pastors Training Teacher in most Caribbean Islands from 1989 to 1999 and Regional Coordinator for EE in five Islands. His passion is to Mobilize, Motivate, Equip and Activate saints in Ministry.  He and his wife, Marion travels together in ministry helping Pastors train, equip and activate their members in Ministry. They have two sons, Basil Patrick and Brandon Paul and three grandchildren Joshua, Isabel and Luke Eleven. His vision is to see the earth filled with the Glory of God. “To see people from every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation, restored to the image and likeness of God, moving in the power and authority of the Holy Spirit and working the works of God.” This was the desire of God at creation, (Gen.1: 26-28) it was the desire of God when Christ came to earth, (Matt.28:18-20) it is the desire of God today and it shall come to pass – and then shall the end come.