OUR PASTOR

The Reverend Dr. Mark Johnson is an Elder in Full Connection with the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served congregations in the Baltimore Washington and Rocky Mountain regions for more than 25 years. Prior to ordination, he served on the professional staff of the Boy Scouts of America for 13 years.

Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Volunteer Management from Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado. He received both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver Colorado; and, his doctoral work focused on the practice of preaching. Pastor Mark is a certified Biblical Storyteller through the Academy for Biblical Storytelling and is a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers.

Mark and his wife, Rev. Sandi Johnson (Director of Deaf Ministries of the Baltimore Washington Conference and Lead Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church of the Deaf), are the proud parents of seven children and grandparents of 15 grandchildren. Both Mark and Sandi are passionate about mission work, having led mission teams to Russia, Kenya, Honduras, New Orleans, and Southwest Colorado. They’ve also led Holy Land pilgrimages.

Mark enjoys hiking, exploring lighthouses, photography, guitar and theatre and has volunteered as a chaplain in both medical and law enforcement settings. When he is not at church, he’s traveling with Sandi to visit family members or relaxing at home with his feisty new puppy.

Our prayers, presence, service, witness and giving have empowered incredible ministries that — by the power of the Holy Spirit — change lives. Our vital work reaches many different people, not only in our congregation, but also in our community and around the world.”— Rev. Dr. Mark Johnson