Michael Johnson gets fired up about connecting with every type of person. In particular, he loves to connect with ministry leaders, learning their stories and equipping them to make a greater impact for Christ. His 21+ years in ministry, business, and education have prepared him to do just that.

Early in life, Michael’s parents instilled in him dual passions for God’s Word and travel. After high school, he attended Capernwray, a Bible school in England. Following that formative year, Michael immensely enjoyed a month long trip to Israel, and regularly revisits those memories with his children. After seeing the world, Michael “buckled down” and completed his Bachelor’s degree in education from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Even better than a degree, it was here Michael met and married the love of his life, Nancy. As partners for the gospel in the truest sense of the word, they heard God’s call to enter full-time ministry. God used a small group Bible study, hours of prayer, and the wise counsel of many Godly servants, positioning them to cast vision for two Community Bible Study classes and a Youth for Christ chapter in their small Minnesota community. For 12 years, Michael served as Executive Director of Martin County Youth for Christ. During that time he pioneered a thriving ministry, aided by a strong focus on Board Development, Ministry Model, and Fundraising. He launched an innovative year-end capital campaign that is still in use today. The work that God continues to do in that community gives Michael and his family great joy.

As of July 2013, Michael and his family call Colorado Springs their home. Michael and his family attend Woodmen Valley Chapel and are privileged to serve on the National Team for Community Bible Study (as volunteers). Each Tuesday evening, Michael can be found leading a college-aged core group for a Colorado Springs Community Bible Study class. He enjoys reading, hiking and exploring the great state of Colorado with his family. Even with a lifetime of ministry to kids of all kinds, he still considers being called Dad the highest of callings. Danica, Andrew, Josiah and Lauren Johnson make that calling a reality.