Dr. Johnson was born in a small town in north Florida. After college and a brief baseball career, he moved to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2005. For seven years after seminary, he served as Associate Pastor of Family Life at Raiford Road Church in his hometown of Macclenny, FL. After a call from God to pursue post-graduate work, he enrolled in the doctoral program at Southwestern Seminary and graduated with a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling in December 2014. He has been a part of the Biblical Counseling department in the Terry School of Church and Family Ministries full-time at Southwestern since the fall semester of 2014. He recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society entitled “Hubmaier and Conversion Therapy: A Case for Religious Liberty in Counseling.” Dr. Johnson is the proud husband of Summer and the father of six children, Easton, Titus, Will, Ellie, and twin girls Annadale and Caroline.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX. Major: Biblical Counseling, Minor: Family Ministry, December 2014.
  • Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC. Concentration: Biblical Counseling, May 2005.
  • Bachelor of Science, Major: Psychology, Minor: Sociology, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL May 2001.

Ministry Experience

  • Associate Pastor of Family Life, Raiford Road Church, Macclenny, FL (2005-2012). Overseer of Children, Youth and Counseling Departments.
  • Chaplain, Baker County High School Wildcats, Baseball and Football Teams, Glen St. Mary, FL (2005- 2011).
  • Intern, North Wake Baptist Church, Pastor Jeff Doyle, Spring 2005.
  • Missions- Philippines (1999), Brazil (2004), Honduras (20 trips from 2004-2012), South-East Asia (2010).

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor of Biblical Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX, (August 2014-present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX (Summer 2013-Spring 2014).
  • Teacher Assistant, Dr. Frank Catanzaro, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013).
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida Gateway College, (Fall 2006-Fall 2011).
  • Introduction to Biblical Counseling seminar taught with Dr. Frank Catanzaro (Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) at Seminario Teologico Bautista Equatorial in Belem, Para, Brazil, (Summer 2004).

Memberships

  • The Evangelical Theological Society

Recent Presentation

  • Hubmaier and Conversion Therapy: A Case for Religious Liberty in Counseling.” Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, CA, November 20, 2014.

Family

  • Wife: Summer
  • Children: Easton, Titus, Will, Ellie, Annadale, and Caroline.