Dr. Johnston serves as Senior Professor of Evangelism. Born in Paris, France, to missionary parents, Dr. Johnston’s heart for missions and evangelism was forged in the context of post-Christian Europe. His fluency in French and familiarity with European cultures have served him well in leading evangelistic teams in six countries and across four continents. He also brings to his students twenty-one years of pastoral ministry experience in the United States and Canada. Dr. Johnston received the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College.
Johnston is married to Raschelle. They have three married children and eight grandchildren.
His research interests include biblically-communicated evangelism and discipleship, as well as Medieval French history, the Swiss Reformation, and related textual studies in theology and practice. For example, he has written on the evangelistic zeal of Calvin’s Geneva and approaches to the Great Commission in the 12th and 13th Centuries in Southern France.
His articles have appeared in Trinity Journal, the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, Midwestern Journal of Theology, Perichoresis, Preaching Magazine, as well as Decision Magazine, the Lausanne Movement, and Preaching Online. While serving as president of the Southern Baptist Professors of Evangelism Fellowship he has edited two books: Mobilizing a Great Commission Church for Outreach (Wipf and Stock) and A History of Evangelism in North America (Kregel). His passion for New Testament Greek missional verbs is captured in his Consumed: A Passion for the Great Commission (Evangelism Unlimited).”
FellowshipKC of Lenexa Baptist Church.