Dr. John Johnson

Dr. John Johnson was the Lead Pastor at Village Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon for 16 years. Dr. Johnson recently retired from pastoral work to focus on writing and teaching. He loves opportunities to travel abroad to help equip the next generation of leaders. John is currently the Interim Teaching Pastor at GracePointe in Milwaukee, OR and is also an Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Western Seminary. John enjoys working with various ministries in Lebanon to build partnerships. He teaches regularly at ABTS in Beirut Works and he teaches in India, where he also has partnerships. John also leads study tours to Turkey and Israel. He recently completed his book Under an Open Heaven: A New Way of Life Revealed in John's Gospel, which in his words "is a call to live the life an open heaven has enabled us to live." John is an avid kayaker and has a cabin on the Pend Oreille River near the Canadian border, where he kayaks and recharges. John has two children and a great wife, Heather.

Source: John's Blog

Education

Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.Div., Th.M., Westerm Seminary
B.A., San Diego State University

Major publications

Under an Open Heaven: A New Way of Life Revealed in John’s Gospel
An Analysis of Proverbs 1:1-7, Bibliotheca Sacra
The Old Testament as Paradigm for Pastoral Identity, Bibliotheca Sacra
The Prophetic Office as Paradigm for Pastoral Ministry, Trinity Journal “Preaching Ecclesiastes”, Bibliotheca Sacra