Dr. C. Wayne Johnson - Biographical Information

Wayne Johnson is the product of an alcoholic home. His father stayed intoxicated most of the day and night, and it was the change that took place in his drunken father that brought Wayne to salvation. His father was visited by a local pastor each month during his teen years, and although he was very indifferent to this preacher, one afternoon his response changed. Wayne watched from the house as his father knelt down in their front yard beside the persistent pastor and asked Jesus Christ into his life. Wayne did not realize what an impact that afternoon would have in his life. His father completely stopped drinking; he was a changed man. It was shortly after his father’s conversion that he knelt before the same Lord, repented of his sins, and by faith received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

The Johnson family began to attend a small Baptist church and the changes that took place in their home were a work of the Lord. The next two years were a wonderful time of growth spiritually and together as a family. Sadly, the physical consequences of his father’s lifestyle took his life two short years after his salvation. After his father’s death during his senior year of high school, Wayne was left with the responsibility of his mother and two younger siblings. It was a very difficult time for all of them. Wayne worked hard and he became obsessed with “having it all” materially while his spiritual life deteriorated. During the Christmas break of his sophomore year in college, the Lord brought Wayne to the place where all the material things he had amassed were meaningless. The Lord wanted his heart and life; he had to be willing to give God everything. At that time, Wayne surrendered completely to the Lord’s will for his life.

After completing his undergraduate studies in pastoral ministries, the Lord brought Wayne to Hutchinson, Kansas, where he became the interim pastor of Medora Community Bible Church when he was twenty-three years old. The Medora Church, located in a town of seventy people, was a struggling country church with an average attendance of forty-eight people. From the early days of ministry, Wayne was committed to equip the people at Medora to make an impact for God and fulfill the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the preaching and teaching of God's Word, salvation came to many lives and homes were changed for the glory of God. The church expanded and an additional Sunday morning worship service was needed. Medora also had an active missions program that included the planting and financing of international churches, along with the in-house training of their own men for local church planting.

After seventeen years of ministry at Medora, Wayne transitioned into a more direct role in missions. He served as the Missions Pastor of Medora for four years before accepting an expanded role in missions work throughout the world. He is now serving alongside Dr. Christian Wei and Dr. Eddie Wang in providing pastoral leadership, training, and church planting. Wayne's continued prayer for his ministries is that they would always be biblical in all of their practices, and that they would continue to focus on the souls of men and the spiritual growth of all believers.

The Lord allowed Wayne to witness the devastation of alcohol and sin in his home. The Lord's plan for his life was being carefully orchestrated to bring him to the point of salvation and to the surrendering of his will. Wayne's purpose in life and ministry continues to be the same as that of John the Baptist, "I must decrease; He must increase" while fulfilling the Great Commission through the local church.

Educational Background:  Doctor of Ministry, Pensacola Theological Seminary (2008); Master of Divinity, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (2001); Master of Arts in Religion, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (1996); B.S. in Pastoral Ministries, Liberty University (1989); Nelson County High School, Lovingston, Virginia (1985)

Family Background:  Married to Lorri (1989). Children include a son, C.J., and three daughters, Courtney, Audrey, and Jacquie, and a son-in-law, Daniel.

Employment: Founder and President of Missions Revival, Inc. (2008-current); Missions Pastor of Medora Community Bible Church (2008-2012); Senior Pastor of Medora Community Bible Church, (1991-2008); Bible Teacher, Central Christian Schools in Hutchinson, Kansas (1990-1996); Admissions Counselor, Liberty University (1989-1990); Assistant Soul-winning Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia (1987-1989).