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Dr. Jerry Johnston Curriculum Vitae

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Dr. Jerry Johnston is an evangelist, pastor, university vice president, author, church-planter, television host, producer and director of documentaries and TV specials, a fundraiser for Christian causes, pastoral coach, and proud grandfather. Since Jerry first began preaching in 1974, he has spoken in more than 1,200 churches throughout North America and the world, and captivated youth on over 2,500 public school campuses by addressing vital issues. More than 125,000 recorded salvation decisions have been made in his revivals and evangelistic crusades.

Dr. Johnston has widespread media experience, having appeared on scores of major TV shows, and produced documentaries for Word Publishing, which have been distributed to thousands of churches. Jerry is passionate about training Christian leaders, has served as a church founder, and built a mega-church. Jerry has the spiritual gifts of faith, leadership, evangelism, teaching and discernment.

His wife, Dr. Cristie Jo Johnston, is an effective teacher of God’s Word who has broad appeal to both men and women. Christie was asked by Shirley Dobson to speak at the National Day of Prayer in Washington, DC. The Johnstons have extensive contacts and fundraising experience with evangelicals and donors of all denominations throughout the US and Canada.

BIOGRAPHICAL

  • Name: Jerome Richard Johnston
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Marital Status: Married Dr. Cristie Jo Huf since 1979
  • Children: Two daughters: Danielle and Jenilee; one son, Jeremiah (Ph.D., Middlesex University, London/Oxford, England) and five grandchildren: Christian, Kasey, Lily Faith, Justin and Savannah Jo.

EDUCATION

AREAS OF STRENGTH

  • Motivational, secular and Christian evangelist, pastor, and speaker to educational, corporate, governmental, association, not-for-profit, and religious organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Delivered Life School Assembly presentation to more than 3,000,000 students in over 2,500 public schools throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Internationally acclaimed author of 11 books that have more than 500,000 copies in circulation worldwide; one million sermons in circulation around the globe, and 12 dynamic video productions.
  • Nominated and selected by world Christian leaders to serve on the Board of Church Growth International in 2005 at the Yoido Full Gospel Church (480,000 members) in Seoul, South Korea. CGI is committed to developing Christian leadership in ministry and churches on a global scale.
  • Personal strengths include high energy, results-oriented, persistence in pursuit of goals, and a resourceful, proactive approach to conquering difficult challenges.
  • An effective fundraiser, culture trend expert and communicator, Dr. Johnston is a versatile, dynamic and frequently requested speaker/evangelist, author and media personality with strong stage presence and an unforgettable and convincing style that motivates and inspires audiences of all ages.
  • Highly credible with more than 35 years of experience, he confronts sensitive and vital issues that confront today’s audiences in a manner that makes a profound impact.

CURRENT PROJECT

Co-Executive Producer of the “I Am Christian Strong” ™ Venture

June 2013 – Present

The “I Am Christian Strong” ™ project seeks to empower the faith-based community to passionately engage in a personal statement declaring authentic Christianity by demonstrating love in action. IACS ™ is a multilayer, global endeavor that includes a docuseries, trade books, Critical Christian Thinking Center, theme song, teaching lessons for Bible studies/small groups/pastoral lessons, a weekly television show, and a live, 24-hour “I Am Christian Strong” ™ movement. Additionally, the project will raise awareness, volunteerism and funds directed towards American veterans.

“I Am Christian Strong” ™ Filmed Interviewees

  • Dr. Arif Ahmed, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Atheist, Former Muslim and Founder of the AHA Foundation
  • Mark Anderson, Leader of Youth With a Mission (YWAM)
  • Dr. Peter Atkins, Oxford Professor & Influential Atheist
  • Dr. Julian Baggini, British Philosopher & Writer
  • Andy Bannister, Apologist, Speaker & Author
  • Mike Bickle, Director of the International House of Prayer Missions Base
  • Lewis Black, American Stand-up Comedian, Author, Actor & Social Sritic
  • Susan Blackmore, British Psychologist & Atheist
  • Robyn Blumner, President & CEO of the Richard Dawkins Foundation
  • Justin Brierley, Senior Editor of Premier Christianity Today Magazine
  • Peter William Brierley, UK Statistician & Author
  • Dr. Stephen Bullivant: Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics at St. Mary’s University in England
  • Dr. James Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary’s George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language & Literature
  • Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research at Pew Research
  • Dr. William Lane Craig, Christian Apologist, Debater & Professor at Houston Baptist University
  • Michael Cromartie, Former Vice President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (deceased)
  • John Dominic Crossan, Irish-American New Testament Scholar & Former Catholic Priest
  • Dr. James Crossley, Professor of Bible, Society & Politics at St. Mary’s University in England
  • Dr. Stephen Davis, Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College
  • Dr. Richard Dawkins, Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford & Author of “The God Delusion”
  • Dr. Abby Day, BA Religion Program Leader for Goldsmiths University of London
  • Larry Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America
  • John de Lancie, Actor, Singer & Comedian
  • Dr. Craig Evans, HBU John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins
  • Dr. Miguel Farias: Lecturer & Director of Studies in Psychology for Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford
  • Dr. Teddi Fishman, Director for the International Center for Academic Integrity
  • David Fitzgerald, Former Christian, Atheist & Activist
  • Dr. John Fea, Chair of the History Department at Messiah College
  • Dr. Paul Foster, Professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology at the University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Gladys Ganiel, Research Fellow in the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University Belfast
  • Ricky Gervais, Comedian, Actor & Atheist
  • Dr. A.C. Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities in London
  • Annabelle Gurwitch, Author, Activist & Actress
  • Dr. Gary Habermas, Chairman of the Department of Philosophy & Theology at Liberty University
  • Ian Harris, Comedian & Satirist
  • Peter Hitchens, Journalist & Author of “The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith”
  • Dr. (Sir) Colin Humphreys, Director of Research at Cambridge University
  • Mike Huckabee, 44th Governor of Arkansas, Christian Minister & Author
  • John Ioannou, International Evangelist & Author
  • Dr. Philip Jenkins, Co-Director for Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion
  • Penn Jillette, Half of the Penn & Teller Duo, Entertainer & Atheist
  • Dr. Byron J. Johnson, Co-Director for Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion
  • Dr. Thomas Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History for Baylor University
  • Dr. Lawrence Krauss, Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University
  • Dr. Stephen Law, Lecturer on Philosophy & Theology at Heythrop College at the University of London
  • W. Mark Lanier, Attorney, Author & Pastor
  • Dr. Jonathan Lanman, Assistant Director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr. Lois Lee, Project Leader of the Scientific Study of Nonreligious Belief Project
  • Dr. John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford & Christian Debater
  • Lyz Liddell, Executive Director of the Reason Rally Coalition
  • Bill Maher, Television Personality, Writer, Producer, Actor, Commentator & Critic
  • Dr. Tim Mawson, Philosophy Fellow at St. Peters’ College, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Alister McGrath, Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford
  • Dr. J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Biola University
  • Sarah Moorhead, Executive Director of Recovering from Religion
  • Dr. Stewart Morris, Founder of Stewart Title and Founding Father of Houston Baptist University
  • William (Bill) J. Murray, Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition
  • Maryam Namazie, Former Muslim & Civil Rights Activist
  • Bill Nye, Television Personality & CEO of The Planetary Society
  • Dr. Holly Ordway, Program Coordinator for the School of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University
  • Dr. Anthony Pinn, Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University
  • Dr. Brant Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scriptures at Notre Dame Seminary
  • Carolyn Porco, Planetary Scientist, Humanist, Speaker & Film Consultant
  • Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, Christian Apologist, Author & Former Muslim (deceased)
  • James Randi, Founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation & Investigator of the Paranormal
  • Phillip Renner, Founder of Philip Renner Ministries; Ministering in Russia & the Region
  • David Robertson, Minister of St. Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, Scotland
  • Dr. Andres Roemer, Creator & Curator of Ciudad de las Ideas
  • Cara Santa Maria, Biologist & Creator of the Podcast, “Talk Nerdy”
  • Frank Schaeffer, Best-selling Author, Film Director & Public Speaker
  • Dr. Jens Schroter, Chair & Professor of Exegesis and Theology of New Testament and New Testament Apocrypha at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Bobby Scott, Virginia Congressman
  • Dr. Chris Sinkinson, Lecturer for Moorlands Christian Theology and Training College & Pastor
  • Thomas Sinkinson, Son of Dr. Chris Sinkinson
  • David Silverman, President of American Atheists
  • Robert B. Sloan, President of Houston Baptist University, Minister & Author
  • Gregory Smith, Associate Director of Pew Research
  • Nick Spencer, Director of Research at Theos, a Think Tank
  • Dr. Rodney Stark, Baylor University Professor, Author & Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
  • Todd Stiefel, President of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation
  • Lee Strobel, Author
  • Dr. Richard Swinburne, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford & Author
  • Muhammad Syed, President of the Ex-Muslims of North America
  • Eddie Tabash, Attorney, Chairman of the Board for the Center for Inquiry & Chair of the National Legal Committee for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
  • Peter Tatchell, Equal Rights & Social Justice Activist
  • Mandisa Thomas, Founder of Black Nonbelievers
  • Mark Tooley, President of the Institute of Religion & Democracy
  • Hugh Turpin, Religious Researcher & Scholar
  • Allan Turner, Journalist
  • Dr. Michael Uch: German Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Psychologist of Religion
  • Dr. Simon Vibert, Director of the School of Preaching, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
  • Dr. Daniel Von Wachter, Director of the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Vic Wang, President of Humanists of Houston
  • Dr. Michael Ward, Professor at the University of Oxford & Houston Baptist University; C.S. Lewis Expert
  • Mark White, Bass Player for the Spin Doctors & Atheists
  • Dr. Peter J. Williams, Warden of the Tyndale House in Cambridge; Lecturer at University of Cambridge
  • Peter S. Williams, Christian Philosopher, Apologist & Assistant Professor at Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication in Norway
  • Dr. John Wilsey, Assistant Professor for the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary & Author of “One Nation Under God: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America”
  • Lizz Winstead, Co-creator & Writer for “The Daily Show”
  • Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky & Pastor
  • Dr. Linda Woodhead, Professor in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University; Religion Researcher
  • Dr. Nicholas Thomas Wright, British New Testament Scholar & Retired Anglican Bishop
  • Dr. Phil Zuckerman, Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California & Author

CAREER EXPERIENCE

  • Vice President, Department of Innovation & Strategic Marketing
    Professor, Department of Theology
    Houston Baptist University: October 2014 – Present
  • Director of The Christian Thinkers Society
    Houston Baptist University: March 2014 – Present
  • Co-Executive Producer of “I Am Christian Strong” ™
    June 2013 – Present
  • Managing Partner
    I.G. Transmedia, LLC
  • TV Host & Documentarian, Crossroads Christian Communications
    Toronto, Canada: May 2012 – February 2014
  • Church Planter & Pastor of First Family Church
    Overland Park, Kansas: September 1996 – September 2011
  • Founder & Evangelist of Jerry Johnston Ministries Association
    1979 – 1996
  • Associate Evangelist to Dr. Jerry Falwell at Thomas Road Baptist Church
    Lynchburg, Virginia: 1977 – 1978
  • Evangelist-at-Large for Kansas City Youth for Christ
    Shawnee Mission, Kansas: 1975 – 1977

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Vice President, HBU Department of Innovation & Strategic Marketing

  • Led the communications team at HBU (HBU.edu) to raise the University’s visibility and recruitment to a national level. Restructured the communication division with a 21st-century digital strategy.
  • As editor of The Pillars magazine, changed the publication from a biannual publication to a quarterly, 60-page magazine.
  • Collaborated in the design and creation of new digital income revenue stream for HBU. Participated in the HBU Online Task Force with consultant Dr. Ron Godwin. Collaborated in the design of an Online Business Plan for HBU projecting $42 million in profit revenue after 10 years, with an additional nearly 10,000 enrolled online HBU students. Integrally involved with the HBU Online Task Force, chaired Fundraising Team for HBU Online, and was responsible to raise $5 million in designated monies to launch HBU Online’s expansion.

 

Director of The Christian Thinkers Society

  • Designed the launch and execution of The Christian Thinkers Society, Inc. (www.christianthinkers.com), which features the apologetic ministry of Dr. Jeremiah Johnston and its international publishing, conference, partnerships, certificate program(s), and global strategy. The mission of Christian Thinkers Society is to teach Christians to become thinkers and thinkers to Become Christians.
  • Assisted in the exclusive, academic partnership of The Christian Thinkers Society as a resident institute of the Houston Baptist University. Assisted in the publishing partnership of author Dr. Jeremiah Johnston with LifeWay Christian Publishing, and in the creation of a Bible study kit entitled, “Unanswered.” Also facilitated the marketing plan for “Unimaginable” with Bethany House Publishers.
  • Set up both national and international Christian Thinkers Society conferences which feature Dr. Jeremiah Johnston translating profound apologetic truth into laymen’s language to strengthen the local church and to evangelize the lost.

 

TV Host & Documentarian, Crossroads Christian Communications

  • Served as an independent contractor and host of “100 Huntley Street” TV Show based in Toronto, and airing daily on the Global Television network with one million viewers per week. Interviewed guests such as Rick Warren, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. John Hagee, Philip Yancey, quarterback Jim Kelly, and many other international Christian leaders.
  • Directed multiple television crews in the filming of five documentary television specials that aired on various television networks globally, and were distributed to thousands of churches and schools. Interviewed leading experts, as well as numerous people impacted by various spiritual issues across America.
  • As a TV host, Dr. Jerry Johnston set fundraising records for Crossroads Christian Communications (www.crossroads.ca) by leading their TV telethons and recruiting monthly donor support. Dr. Johnston designed and wrote two important books, “Why They Die: Curing the Death Wish in Our Kids,” and “Christian & Demons” (Crossroads Publishing). He produced six TV documentaries including, “Inside Teenage Suicide,” “Battling the Darkness,” and “The Power of Media: The Sexualization of our Youth.” These programs supported the success of the telethons in new monthly engagement and large-scale donor cultivation and support.

 

Church Planter & Pastor of First Family Church

  • Planted an innovative, biblical church in his hometown of Overland Park, Kansas. First Family Church began with 500 people on the first Sunday, and grew to 4,200 members in 11 years. Dr. Johnston raised $59 million in 11 years, and built a 140,000-square-feet campus on 51 acres.
  • Dr. Johnston championed the Kansas Marriage Amendment at the request of Pastor Joe Wright of Central Christian Church in Wichita, Kansas, and incurred the retaliation of repeated attacks by the Kansas City Star, which dispatched a full-time investigative journalist on him, his family, and printed numerous libelous stories which launched an investigation by the Kansas Department of Consumer Protection, and two years of immense stress and trial. Dr. Jay Sekulow, president of the American Center of Law & Justice, led a team of lawyers at the request of the Board of Elders of First Family Church. The team was led by board chairman, the Honorable Judge Robert Ulrich; Dr. Johnston and the church were fully exonerated. Dr. Jay Sekulow stated in October of 2009 in a live telecast service at First Family Church that he had never witnessed a more politically motivated witch hunt in his 30 years of practicing law and defending Christian freedom in the United States. For a complete description and associated appendices, please read chapter one of Dr. Johnston’s doctoral dissertation: http://scholar.acadiau.ca/islandora/object/theses:234
  • Dr. Johnston founded and operated a publishing and events management organization engaged in marketing and producing events, services and products that support ministries, educational, and corporate presentations, programs, and involvement. Provided leadership and direction to the development and production of Jerry Johnston Events & Publishing International to businesses seeking motivational, leadership, and successful development presentations nationwide.
  • In conjunction with Cristie Jo Johnston, developed and presented entertaining and problem-solving seminars and retreats that addressed issues of marriage and parenting. These included two-day marriage enrichment retreats that attracted approximately 2,000 attendees annually. Other topics were parenting survival seminars, leadership development and dream development.
  • Oversaw the development, marketing, and production of a wide range of full-service one to four-day Jerry Johnston Family Events with timely and relevant message topics and full event management services. Services included scheduling, traffic control, counselor training, full media packets, printing, promotion, print and advertising material creation, recorded radio advertisements and video clips, volunteer coordination, meals, cleaning, ushers, financing, reservations and parking.
  • Developed, marketed, and presented the Life School Assembly Program given to schools, PTA groups, 4-H Clubs, FFA, FHA, high school leadership conferences, colleges, universities and civic organizations. Developed sponsoring partnerships with corporations such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza that supported Life School Assembly programs.
  • Created and presented presentations that addressed a wide range of motivational issues and concerns for corporations, conventions, military, government and personal improvement seminars.
  • Served as chaplain of the Overland Park Police Department.

 

Founder & Evangelist of Jerry Johnston Ministries Association

  • * Averaged 22 mass crusades per year in which thousands of people from all walks of life were reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. More than 18,000 people received Christ as Savior during a two-year span. Articles appeared in newspapers throughout North America. The year 1979 was filled with “Capture America” rallies and crusades in churches all across America.
  • * In 1980 and 1981, the weekly television program, “Capture America with Jerry Johnston,” began airing in the Midwest. Dr. Johnston Initiated an outreach of the ministry through the “Life School Assembly.” This riveting, informative lecture on drug and alcohol abuse captured students’ attention, and was praised by even the most skeptical school administrators. He toured more than 30 Texas cities and conducted citywide impact crusades in 13 locations throughout the nation. He conducted a month-long crusade emphasis in northern California.
  • * From 1982 to 1983, conducted rallies in 100 cities. Spoke to the nation on the “Old Time Gospel Hour” television program. There were 60 crusades conducted in this time period. Scores of invitations from pastors across America were received at the ministry headquarters. The ministry launched its first conference on evangelism in Kansas City, with national Christian leaders joining as speakers.
  • In 1984, the crusade at the Akron Baptist Temple closed with 8,400 in attendance, and with 1,200 salvation decisions for the week. The “Life” Kansas City crusade closed with 12,000 in attendance at Municipal Auditorium, and 951 decisions were recorded for Christ in one night.
  • The ministry produced a dynamic video, “Decisions and Consequences,” taped at the Kentucky State Penitentiary, which closed with Jerry preaching strapped in an electric chair.
  • At the invitation of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, spoke to evangelists on “How to Prepare and Deliver an Evangelistic Sermon” at the historic North American Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Appeared on 101 radio interviews coast-to-coast. Spoke to 14,000 pastors at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastor’s Conference and the SBC Evangelists in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1984 and 1985, the ministry and outreach gained media attention and acclaim. In virtually every city, television, radio, and newspaper reporters covered the unique impact on the cities visited.
  • In 1986 and 1987, spoke to hundreds of thousands of students in the public schools. Churches were filled to capacity and experienced overflow attendance as the crusades related to the pressing needs of the unchurched community. At the invitation of Billy Graham Associate Evangelist, Dr. John Wesley White, spoke to international evangelists gathered in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1986.
  • In 1987, the ministry purchased a new headquarters building of 6,000 square feet in the Kansas City suburb of Lenexa. The Jerry Johnston Association Conference on Evangelism drew 4,000 people to the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. During the same year, his first book, “Why Suicide?” (Thomas Nelson Publishers), launched with more than 30,000 hardcover copies being sold.
  • Spoke at the Billy Graham School of Evangelism in conjunction with Rev. Graham’s Crusade at Mile High Stadium. Spoke at the Billy Graham School of Evangelism on the campus of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1987.
  • The ministry continued to grow during 1988 through 1989. Conducted the “Diamond Year” crusade for the Peoples Church of Toronto, Canada, and spoke to 19 Toronto high schools in five days with rallies at Massey Hall and the Toronto Convention Centre. All of the Toronto media outlets interviewed the evangelist, including “100 Huntley Street.” The second book, “Going All the Way: The Real World of Teens and Sex” (Word Publishing), launched appearances on the “700 Club” and scores of other television and radio shows.
  • In 1989, the blockbuster book, “The Edge of Evil: The Rise of Satanism in North
  • America,” sold out of its first printing in one week. Later, more than 100,000 copies were sold. Visited 89 cities in one-night “Edge of Evil” rallies, exposing the occult and spiritual darkness. Appeared on CNN’s “Crossfire,” “Sonya Live in LA,” “AM in Los Angeles,” “The Tom Snyder Show,” “LA in the Morning,” “AM Philadelphia,” Boston’s “People Are Talking,” and scores of other shows.
  • Conducted a five-day television crusade on the “100 Huntley Street” show in Toronto, which is aired in every Canadian city coast-to-coast and viewed by 1.3 million people. In 1992 through 1993, the ministry began production and distribution of timely videos for churches and organizations distributed internationally by Word publishers. “AIDS Among Teens,” “Kids and Gangs,” “The Cutting Edge,” “Life Exposé,” and “Commitment: It’s Time to Make Up Your Mind,” are a few of the many popular videos produced. Books authored by Dr. Johnston and released by Zondervan Publishing, include, “Who’s Listening: What Our Kids Are Trying to Tell Us,” and “Inspire Your Kids to Greatness.”
  • The ministry was expanded by the launch of Jerry Johnston Family Crusades: Evangelistic Crusades Designed for Every Member of the Family. The response from premier churches of all denominations across North America was overwhelming.
  • Spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Washington, DC, the National Convention for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Indianapolis, and the Future Farmers of America National Convention in Kansas City. Held a base-wide crusade at the US Military Installation in Manheim, Germany. Visited with evangelical leaders in London, England regarding future evangelistic ministry in the United Kingdom.

 

Associate Evangelist to Dr. Jerry Falwell at Thomas Road Baptist Church

  • Featured on Dr. Jerry Falwell’s “Old Time Gospel Hour” television program on 390 TV stations, and preached monthly on the radio network on 450 radio stations.
  • Received an all-expense paid to scholarship to Liberty University due to his high school evangelistic ministry with Youth for Christ by Dr. Jerry Falwell when he was 18 years old.
  • In one year, visited more than 100 US cities in more than 40 different states, and preached to millions of people in person and through the media. Spoke in meetings ranging from Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary to citywide crusades. Included were businessmen’s meetings, television and radio appearances, civic club engagements, and churches of all denominations.
  • Thousands of people registered salvation and re-dedication decisions during nationwide and international appearances.

 

Evangelist-at-Large for Kansas City Youth for Christ

  • Upon recognizing a spiritual gift of evangelism, founded a YFC Club at the public school previously attended. In one year, hundreds of students heard the Gospel, and more than 200 classmates found Jesus Christ as Savior.
  • Joined Al Metsker’s “Young Preacher Boy Club.” Each week at the YFC club, gave the invitation for the youth to accept Christ. Preached 25 times a week while in high school to other Youth for Christ clubs and organizations, and logged thousands of miles on highways in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.
  • Spoke regularly at the Saturday night YFC rally to 1,600 teens, and as a regular camp speaker. At the time of high school graduation, spoke before mass audiences 1,000 times. At age 16, received an invitation by Al Metsker to meet Dr. Jerry Falwell.
  • Asked by the Kansas City Youth for Christ’s founder and Executive Director Dr. Al Metsker to be their Evangelist-at-Large, traveling the nation, proclaiming Christ while still a high school student. During 1975, spoke to more than 25,000 students on high school campuses.

PUBLICATIONS

View Publications

  • “Apostasy Now: Similarities and Differences of Belief Systems,” FF Publishing
  • “Christians & Demons,” Crossroads
  • “Daniel: Principle of Leadership, Success and Achievement,” FF Publishing
  • “Going All the Way: The Real World of Teens and Sex,” Word Publishing
  • “How to Save Your Kids from Ruin,” Victor Books
  • “Inspire Your Kids to Greatness,” Zondervan Publishing
  • “It’s Killing Our Kids” Teenage Alcohol Abuse and Addition,” Word Publishing
  • “The Edge of Evil,” Word Publishing
  • “The Last Days of Planet Earth,” Harvest House
  • “The Thrilling Prophecies of Mr. Z and Jesus: Jerusalem, the Jew, and You,” FF Publishing
  • “Who’s Listening: What Our Kids Are Trying to Tell Us,” Zondervan Publishing
  • “Why Suicide? What Parents and Teachers Must Know to Save Our Kids,” Oliver Nelson Books
  • “Why They Die: Curing the Death Wish in Our Kids,” Crossroads

FILM DOCUMENTARIES

  • “AIDS Among Teens,” Word Publishing
  • “Battling the Darkness,” Crossroads
  • “Commitment: It’s Time to Make Up Your Mind,” Word Publishing
  • “Decisions and Consequences,” Word Publishing
  • “How to Save Your Kids from Ruin”
  • “I Am Christian Strong” ™
  • “Incest,” Word Publishing
  • “Inside Teen Suicide,” Crossroads
  • “It’s Killing Our Kids: Alcohol Abuse and Addiction,” Word Publishing
  • “Kids and Gangs,” Word Publishing
  • “Life Exposé,” Jerry Johnston Association
  • “Prescription Drug Abuse,” Crossroads
  • “Profiling Teen Violence,” Crossroads
  • “Rachel’s Story: The Crosses of Columbine,” Jerry Johnston Association
  • “The Cutting Edge,” Jerry Johnston Association
  • “The Edge of Evil,” Word Publishing
  • “The Power of Media: Sexualization of Teens,” Crossroads
  • “Why Suicide? Youth’s Fatal Wish,” Word Publishing

EVENTS, CONFERENCES & LIVE PRESENTATIONS

  • “A Vision for the Future: Investing in Eternity,” 4 Lessons
  • “Adult Camp: The Message That Transformed Your Kids!” 3 Lessons
  • “Advantages of Adversity,” 3 Lessons
  • “Armageddon: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Prophecy but Didn’t Know Who to Ask,” 9 Lessons
  • “Amos,” 4 Lessons
  • “Basic Training,” 9 Lessons
  • “BeAtitudes Happy,” 5 Lessons
  • “Breaking Bondages: Taking Off Your Mask,” 6 Lessons
  • “Characters: Jerry Johnston’s Illustrated Sermons,” 3 Lessons
  • “Christ Comes As…,” 5 Lessons
  • “Christian Ethics,” 8 Lessons
  • “Come Home First Family,” 5 Lessons
  • “Complete Wellness,” 5 Lessons
  • “Conquest: Our 5 Year Plan,” 3 Lessons
  • “Critical Concerns,” 8 Lessons
  • “Daniel: 12 Principles of Leadership, Success & Achievement,” 18 Lessons
  • “Demons and Christians,” 7 Lessons
  • “Determine Your Legacy,” 6 Lessons
  • “Discovering the Secrets to Answered Prayer,” 8 Lessons
  • “Discovering Your Purpose and Finding Fulfillment,” 4 Lessons
  • “Doctor Jekyll & Mister Hyde: Overcoming the Character Tug-of-War,” 16 Lessons
  • “Ephesians,” 14 Lessons
  • “Essentials for a Dynamite Marriage,” 5 Lessons
  • “Extreme Makeover: The Spiritual Edition,” 8 Lessons
  • “Faithfulness Revealed,” 7 Lessons
  • “Fear Factor: Conquering the Insurmountable Obstacle to Share Your Faith,” 6 Lessons
  • “Fight for Grace,” 4 Lessons
  • “First Family Gives Back,” 3 Lessons
  • “Full House,” 5 Lessons
  • “Getting in Shape Spiritually,” 8 Lessons
  • “God’s Help for Your Suffering: 1 Peter,” 8 Lessons
  • “God’s Response to Sexual Behaviors,” 7 Lessons
  • “God’s Way to Financial Success,” 4 Lessons
  • “Habakkuk: How to Overcome Doubt and Learn to Trust,” 2 Lessons
  • “Hallmarks of The Real Deity of The Universe,” 8 Lessons
  • “Hello: My Name is God,” 8 Lessons
  • “Help for Hurting Hearts,” 6 Lessons
  • “Hosea,” 4 Lessons
  • “How to Build a Strong Family I,” 8 Lessons
  • “How to Build a Strong Family II,” 6 Lessons
  • “How to Find Love, Enjoy Love and Rekindle Love,” 6 Lessons
  • “How to Live Successfully,” 2 Lessons
  • “How to Prepare for The Greatest Year of Your Life,” 5 Lessons
  • “How We Got the Bible,” 12 Lessons
  • “I Do…Do I,” 4 Lessons
  • “iHurt,” 6 Lessons
  • “Issues Influencing America’s Destiny,” 7 Lessons
  • “It’s the Heart of The Matter,” 6 Lessons
  • “Jesus and Children,” 5 Lessons
  • “Joel,” 4 Lessons
  • “Jonah,” 4 Lessons
  • “Judges,” 5 Lessons
  • “Juicy Fruit: Discover the Fruits of The Holy Spirit,” 7 Lessons
  • “Learning How to Live Successfully,” 7 Lessons
  • “Learning How to Win,” 4 Lessons
  • “Living the Blessed Life,” 5 Lessons
  • “Make Friends Who Make It to Forever,” 15 Lessons
  • “Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage,” 6 Lessons
  • “Men of Valor; Women of Wisdom,” 4 Lessons
  • “Navigating the Bumps, Difficulties and Detours of Life,” 12 Lessons
  • “On Location with Jesus,” 5 Lessons
  • “On Mission,” 6 Lessons
  • “On the Road with Paul and John,” 8 Lessons
  • “Overcoming Biblical Illiteracy,” 24 Lessons
  • “Portraits of Christ in The Old Testament Tabernacle,” 7 Lessons
  • “Pray It Away,” 4 Lessons
  • “Preparing for the End”
  • “Principles of Prosperity,” 4 Lessons
  • “Reaching Your Potential: How to Overcome Adversities in Your Life,” 12 Lessons
  • “Regaining Joy,” 4 Lessons
  • “Reliving Pilgrim’s Progress,” 6 Lessons
  • “Response to Peter Jennings Reporting: In Search of Jesus,” 4 Lessons
  • “Retracing the Path to Bethlehem,” 4 Lessons
  • “Revelation,” 41 Lessons
  • “Similarities and Differences of Belief Systems,” 31 Lessons
  • “Spiritual Armor,” 6 Lessons
  • “Steps to a Fulfilled Family,” 6 Lessons
  • “Tell Me More About Heaven,” 5 Lessons
  • “The 10 Grand Demands of God: A Literal Explanation of the 10 Commandments,” 4 Lessons
  • “The Atheist’s Delusion,” 3 Lessons
  • “The Coming War with Russia,” 4 Lessons
  • “The DaVinci Code Debunked,” 6 Lessons
  • “The Fight for Grace: Liberty vs. Legalism,” 6 Lessons
  • “The Forbidden Chapter: Isaiah 53,” 6 Lessons
  • “The Founding Fathers: In God We Trust?” 4 Lessons
  • “The Great Omission: How to Develop a Conviction About the Commission,” 6 Lessons
  • “The Greatest Christmas Gift You Can Give,” 4 Lessons
  • “The Indisputable Signs of Christ’s Return,” 5 Lessons
  • “The Key to Supernatural Living,” 4 Lessons
  • “The Last 14 Days,” 4 Lessons
  • “The Last Days,” 5 Lessons
  • “The Lost Gospel of Judas,” 3 Lessons
  • “The Lost: Who Cares?” 2 Lessons
  • “The Murder of Jesus,” 6 Lessons
  • “The Power of Wisdom from Proverbs,” 13 Lessons
  • “The Rewards of an Obedient Life,” 4 Lessons
  • “The Secrets of a Know-So Faith,” 11 Lessons
  • “The Sermons No One Will Preach,” 6 Lessons
  • “The Supernatural Church: ACTS, Acts of Courage, Tests of Strength,” 45 Lessons
  • “The Thrilling Prophecies of Mr. Z and Jesus: Jesus, the Jew, and You,” 22 Lessons
  • “The War of World-View: How Did Life Begin?” 8 Lessons
  • “Things to Come: Eliminating End Times Confusion,” 21 Lessons
  • “Transforming Promises to Live By,” 11 Lessons
  • “Truth About Tongues, Spiritual Gifts and Healing,” 11 Lessons
  • “The Unbelieving Believers,” 4 Lessons
  • “Weathering the Storms of Life,” 6 Lessons
  • “Welcome to Fabulous Corinth Greece: The Las Vegas of the First Century,” 10 Lessons
  • “What If?” 5 Lessons
  • “When God Became a Man,” 5 Lessons
  • “Which Music is Right?” 4 Lessons
  • “Why Care?” 4 Lessons
  • “Words,” 3 Lessons
  • “You Are Loved,” 7 Lessons
  • “Your Miracle in The Mirror: In the Mirror of Mark,” 10-plus Lesson

 

Media Appearances

Dr. Jerry Johnston has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs. The following list is representative, but not exhaustive:

  • Fox News: “The O’Reilly Factor” with Bill O’Reilly
  • MSNBC: “Scarborough Country” with Joe Scarborough
  • “Connected Coast to Coast” with Ron Reagan
  • ABC World News Tonight
  • ABC Nightline
  • “Deborah Norville Tonight”
  • “Focus on the Family”
  • “The 700 Club”
  • ABC “Good Morning America”
  • NBC: “The Today Show”
  • CNN: “Crossfire”
  • “The Tom Snyder Show”
  • “Sonya Live in L.A.”
  • “Sally Jesse Raphael Show”
  • Fox Radio Network: “Allen Combs Show”
  • AM Los Angeles on KABC
  • KTLA: “Los Angeles in the Morning”
  • “Neil Cavuto” on Fox
  • Interviews on all Kansas City affiliates: ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS and Fox
  • “Truths that Transform” with Dr. D. James Kennedy

Profile

  • Pastor
  • Evangelist
  • Author
  • Motivator
  • Youth Communicator
  • Leader Culture Trend Expert
  • Fundraiser

Dr. Jerry Johnston is versatile, dynamic, frequently requested speaker/evangelist, author and media personality with strong stage presence and an unforgettable and convincing style that motivates and inspires audiences of all ages. Highly credible with more than 30 years of experience presenting sensitive and vital issues that confront today’s audiences in a manner that will make a profound impact.