John K. Yambasu (24 August 1956 - 16 August 2020) was a Sierra Leonean Bishop of the United Methodist Church. He was elected Bishop in 2008 and became one of Sierra Leone's "most illustrious religious personalities." In 2019 he was instrumental in negotiating a proposed agreement to resolve conflicts in the worldwide church, but because of COVID-19 the proposal had not yet been approved before his death. He died in a road accident on August 16, 2020.
Early life and career
John Yambasu was born in Bo in southern Sierra Leone and received his secondary education at the Moyamba Boys Secondary school (MBSS) one of the United Methodist (UMC) mission schools in Sierra Leone West Africa. He earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Njala University College in Sierra Leone. His Master of Theology degree was completed at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia in 1999.
Yambasu was ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1987