Dr. Craig Johnson

Dr. Craig Johnson

Dr. Craig Johnson

Pastor Craig

Dr. Johnson is an Evangelical Protestant clergyman. He is the founder and Pastor of Bethel Christian Fellowship in Agoura Hills, California.

Early Life

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.

Ministry Highlights

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.”

Dr. Craig has Earned the Following Degrees:

  • B.Th. (Bachelor of Theology)
  • M.A. (Master of Arts in Biblical Studies)
  • Dipl.H.R. (Diploma in Human Rights – Strasbourg, France)
  • D. Min. (in Christian Apologetics)
  • Ph.D. (in Christian Apologetics and Philosophy)


American Academy of Religion
The American Philosophical Association
The Aristotelian Society
The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion
The British Wittgenstein Society
The C. S. Lewis Society
The Evangelical Philosophical Society
The Evangelical Theological Society
Fellow Sacred History Society
F. C. A. (Fellow of the International Academy – Strasbourg, France)
FINS (Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society)
The International Churchill Society
The Milton Society of America
The Mythopoeic Society
Near East Archeological Society
The Nelson Society
The Roman Society
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
The Society of Biblical Literature
The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt
The Thomistic Institute
The Tolkien Society
The Waterloo Association

Academic Accomplishments

Craig is Theologian in Residence at Chalcedon Academy in Moorpark, California. He was an Adjunct Professor of Ethics at Shepherd University in Los Angeles, a senior lecturer for the Biblical and American Archaeologist, and contributing writer to Sacred History Magazine. Craig has served as Professor of Philosophy at California Pacific School of Theology in Glendale, California, and Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics and Ethics at California Graduate School of Theology.

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