Youval Yannay grew up in the Tel Aviv area. After working as a restaurant entrepreneur, chef and then scuba-diving instructor, Youval came to faith in Messiah Yeshua while in Cyprus. Youval was on the founding team of Revive Israel, and today he serves as its CEO. He has also helped to expand the Yad Hashmonah Messianic kibbutz.

Youval is a native Israeli. His wife Valerie is Swiss-French.