Dr. Craig Johnson
Dr. Johnson is an Evangelical Protestant clergyman. He is the founder and Pastor of Bethel Christian Fellowship in Agoura Hills, California.
Craig felt the hand of God guiding his life from a very early age. Born and raised in the small town of Fairmont, Minnesota, Craig received a vision from the Lord at 4 years of age, and received Jesus as His personal Lord and Savior when he was 12 years old.
Craig was signed to a Capitol Records recording contract at 13 years of age. To facilitate his music career, Craig and his family moved to Los Angeles, California. He appeared on many television shows, performed on stage at the original Grand Ole Opry, as well as touring in the U.S. and the Far East.
It was during the early Jesus Movement of the 1970’s, as his career was rapidly on the rise, that Craig heard the Lord call him to ministry. He walked away from his entertainment career, and dedicated his life and talents to serving the Lord. His early ministry began with God using him in healings, and deliverances, which opened many doors for ministry opportunities at a young age.
Craig’s ministry is best characterized as a balance of “meal and oil.” His early ministry comprised gifts of the Holy Spirit combined with a solid foundation of orthodox Christian theology. His ability to communicate Biblical truths with humor, insight, wisdom and practical application bring God’s word to the hearts of His people in ways that transform lives. Craig also preaches and teaches in Nigeria with Dr. Ebenezer Obey and Pastor Afolarin Obey of the Decross Gospel Mission.
Craig’s ministry includes the broadcast and print media. He has authored three books: Nehushtan: The Enemy of Revival; The Alexander Code: Alexander the Great and the Hidden Prophecies of the Bible; and Tardemah: The Deep Sleep that Awakens Your Dreams. He was a guest for ten years on KABC’s Religion on the Line with Dennis Prager (Los Angeles radio station 790 AM). Craig now uses his talents as a singer, composer, and musician to serve the Lord.
Craig leads from his own shortcomings and disappointments and believes that no matter who we are and what we’ve been through – Christ has paid the price for our shame through the cross once and for all! His challenging message to all is forgive yourself and “use your life to change a life.”