Dr. Darrell Johnson has been mentoring and developing pastors and leaders both as a professor and as a personal mentor for many decades. He is known in our community as a man of God who initiates life giving conversations to encourage and develop young men and women in their life and ministry. Dr. Johnson’s passion for growing in intimacy with Christ through the faithful study and obedience to Scripture, suit him well to speak to our Mennonite Brethren family. He knows us well, loves us deeply and is eager to see us multiply disciple making churches across Canada. Pray for him in these months leading up to Equip 2017.
Darrell Johnson has been preaching the Gospel since 1970 and is known as a lover of Jesus and His Good News. He has served as Senior Pastor of a number of Presbyterian churches in California, and of Union Church of Manila during the so-called “People Power Revolution.” In the fall of 2000 he accepted an appointment to the faculty of Regent College, where he taught preaching, worship, pastoral theology and Biblical spirituality. Darrell has authored a number of books, including Experiencing the Trinity (now in French and Korean), Fifty-Seven Words That Change the World (on the Lord’s Prayer), Discipleship On the Edge (on the book of Revelation), It is Finished (on the meaning of the death of Jesus), The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s Transformation of the World, and Who is Jesus? In September 2009 he accepted the call of the historic First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver where he served as Senior Minister for 6½ years. Granted an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Carey Theological College in early 2015, Darrell accepted the invitation to be the Director of the new Centre for Preaching at Carey Theological Institute in November where, in his encouraging ways, he is helping preachers find their “own voice” for announcing the amazingly good, good news of the Trinity. Darrell and his wife Sharon have been married 44 years, and have raised four children adopted from four different countries of the world. They have nine beautiful grandchildren.