Matthew Johnson grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and after high school followed his dream of becoming a business executive. He completed his MBA, summa cum laude, and later a specialty in healthcare management. After a successful career in healthcare marketing & public relations he was asked to lead an ambulatory surgery center. During this same period he served at his local church in youth ministry and later served as Missouri District Youth’s Promotions Director, Secretary, and President.
It was during his sixth year serving at the surgery center that he followed God’s plan for his life and joined the General Youth Division in St. Louis, MO. He served the GYD for 6 years, working as Promotions Director & Secretary, before being elected as Pastor of Living Hope in Saraland, Alabama, where he currently resides.
He is thankful to be partnered in ministry with his wife, Rebecca, and they have two amazing children, Abriah and Jace. Their favorite pastime is visiting the white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast and enjoying family time together.