BRIAN JOHNSON: SENIOR PASTOR
Being a pastor of a church was never on my radar when I was younger. I thought pastors were boring and often, a little weird. I wanted more adventure for my life than walking around wearing an uncomfortable suit having no fun with my life. Well, when I surrendered to God’s call on my life I quickly realized that the passion of my life goes hand in hand with God’s call on my life. I see my job as helping people find their way back to God and then experiencing all that He has for them. If you’ve ever been turned off by a church that seemed boring and irrelevant to your everyday life then I hope you’ll come and experience firsthand what God is doing through this church. As much joy as I take in my role as a Pastor I have two other roles that are far more important to me. The first is that I’m a husband to my beloved wife. Erika and I have been married since 2002 and the longer that I’m with her the more love I have for her as I watch her grow in beauty. The second role that means the world to me is that of being a dad. Together, Erika and I have two precious daughters, Eliana and Elisabeth. My prayer is that God would use me as their father to show them the love their Heavenly Father has for them. I’m an easy going guy who loves to laugh and have a good time. In my free time you’ll probably find me watching ESPN or whatever game is on TV. I love new tech toys and gadgets so don’t be surprised if you see me playing with the new “iwhatever” that just came out.
Bachelor’s Degree Olivet Nazarene University
Master of Divinity Northern Baptist Theological Seminary