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Pastor Adam Ybarra

Pastor Adam T. Ybarra. Growing up on welfare and a single parent home surrounded by drugs and gangs, to a life of grace and victory. Pastor Adam warmly shares his dynamic life changing messages that have encouraged thousands of people on how to overcome adversity, make peace with your past and find hope for today. 

Pastor Adam has been blessed with his wife Anna who are celebrating 20 years of marriage. They have two daughters Chantel and Talia. 

In 1996 Pastor Adam and Anna founded The Tenacious Group, a non-profit organization that has reached over 350,000 people across America and Africa. Pastor Adam created a youth motivation curriculum Raising Expectations Standards and Honor 180 (RESH 180) that is being taught in classrooms in major Urban Cities. Pastor Adam also served the Oakland Raiders as Team Chaplain for 12 years.

Pastor Ybarra has been featured in San Jose Mercury News, Bloomberg.com, Detroit Free Press, Pastors.com and New York Post. 


- Founder of The Tenacious Group Inc.

- Spoken face to face to over 350,000 youth.

- Served as Chaplain of the Oakland Raiders for 12 years.

- 1st Hispanic to serve as an NFL Chaplain.

- Awarded an Honorable Doctorate from Latin University of Theology.

- Co-Founded Take A Stand - Youth Motivational Events hosted in cities    across America along with Co-Founder All-Pro & Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Brown. 

- Author of a Youth Motivation Curriculum and Program called Raising Expectations Standards and Honor (RESH 180).

- Collaborated with Klasky Csupo, creators of Rugrats, Thornberrys, Rocket Power to create an interactive animation project to impact students.

- Created marketing slogan that was accepted by Starbucks Coffee.

- Serves as a member of the Mayor’s Gang Task Force for the City of San Jose.

- Keynote speaker in conventions, seminars and workshops in the public and private sector.

- Appeared on numerous radio, television, and newspaper interviews.  

- Graduate of Cal State University of Hayward earning a degree in Speech Communication.