Pastor James C. Johnson accepted the call to Pastor Pine Forest Estates Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.  He was born in Charleston S.C. before moving to Minneapolis, MN as a young man. Reached through the bus ministry, he began attending Calvary Baptist Church in Robbinsdale, MN under the ministry of Dr. Mike Monte.  Dr. Marc Monte served as Johnson's Youth Pastor.  Brother Johnson served the Lord as Pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Muncie Indiana from April of 2008 – March 2016. 

Before ministry at Temple, he served on the staff of Good News Mission  in Indianapolis for 8 years (2000 – 2008).  While at GNM he was the Director of the Youth Center and the Business Manager.

After attending Bob Jones University (1997-1998) and Pensacola Christian College, (1998-1999) Brother Johnson completed his degree in Pastoral Studies at Indiana Baptist College in Greenwood Indiana in May of 2002.  

Pastor Johnson was licensed to preach by Faith Baptist Church of Avon Indiana in September of 2003 and ordained at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Indianapolis in March of 2007. 

Pastor and his lovely wife, Britan, have been married 18 years this June and have 3 sons; Marc, (14) Andrew (12) and Matthew (11).  They enjoy serving the Lord as a family and look forward to seeing what God has in store with the people of Pine Forest Estates Baptist Church.

Also, in an effort to “contend for the faith” in the public square, Pastor Johnson enjoys writing and has had several OpEd articles published in a variety of secular newspapers.  Further, Pastor Johnson is a Theology Without Apology contributor.  

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