Harold Johnson | Village Baptist Church Pastor
I was raised in Tennessee. As a senior in high school, God began working in my life through a sledding accident in which I broke my neck. During rehabilitation, I started asking questions about the purpose and meaning of life. After a full recovery, I moved to North Carolina where I worked in a collision repair center for 5 years. My boss told me about Christ. After many discussions about the Bible, God opened my heart to Christ. I said “yes” to my Lord. I started to grow by reading the Bible and attending discipleship groups. Godly men, Navigators, and a great church became tools in the hand of God to shape me for ministry. I sensed a deep call on my life to preach and to disciple others. This naturally led to the need for additional training.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attending all three schools prepared and solidified my heart and mind for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples.
Before coming to Village Baptist Church in June of 2016, I and my family served as career missionaries with the International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, for 14 years. We were church planters in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, involved in sharing the gospel, discipleship, and leadership training.
I served as pastor of Dixie Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, Taylor Baptist Church in Taylor, Louisiana, and Gilgal Baptist Church in Duncanville, Alabama. I also taught theology at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Extension Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
I am married to Ginger, and we have two sons. I enjoy spending time with family, watching college football, attending drag races, and eating Mexican food.
My life goal is to know Christ and to make Him known. I am passionate about discipleship, theology, community outreach, and missions.