As Pastor Chris teaches the Bible, cares for people and leads the church, he fervently prays that God's power would propel people toward a mature relationship with Christ.
Pastor Chris Johnson was ordained in 1986 by the Evangelical Free Church of America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology from Columbia Biblical Seminary. Pastor Chris has served as a missionary in Brazil, and he has pastored churches in Florida and Minnesota. He came to Christ Community Church in September 2003.
Pastor Chris takes his ministry goal from the words of the Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:28-29, "We tell people about Christ, admonishing and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us, so that we may present everyone mature in their relationship with Christ. This is why I work very hard, as I depend on Christ's power that mightily works in me." As Pastor Chris teaches the Bible, cares for people, and leads the church, he fervently prays that God's power would propel people toward a mature relationship with Christ. His purpose is to feed people with God's truth and love so that they may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, all to God's glory!
Spare moments will find him jogging, reading a Christian classic, contemplating a Rembrandt, or listening to J. S. Bach. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Rhonda and adult children Gabriel and Ruth.