Jason Johnson is a husband to Emily, foster and adoptive dad, pastor, writer and speaker. He and Emily, and their four girls live in Texas and enjoy whatever it is they’re doing, as long as it’s together.
After growing up in a ministry home in Dallas, TX Jason attended Texas A&M University (where he and Emily met…Gig ‘Em!) and began working at a church during his time there. After graduating in 2002 he began his pastoral ministries studies at Dallas Theological Seminary while working in ministry full-time.
In 2008, alongside a core team of people in the North Houston area, Jason had the privilege of planting and leading a church with the Acts29 Network through which he founded a non-profit committed to serving, supporting and equipping foster and adoptive families in the city of Houston. In 2013, combined with 14 years of church-based ministry and leadership experience and his family’s foster and adoptive journey, Jason began working for an organization helping church leaders implement structures and strategies of ministry within their churches to encourage and support foster and adoptive parents. This ultimately led him to his current role as the Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans. In his work he speaks and teaches at churches, conferences, forums and workshops on church-based ministry strategies and best practices as well as encouraging families that are in the trenches and those that are considering getting involved. Much of his time is also spent coaching and consulting with church and organizational leadership teams around the country on how to start, lead and grow ministries within their church or build the most effective church engagement strategies within their organizations.
Jason is the author of ReFraming Foster Care, Everyone Can Do Something, ALL IN Orphan Care and he blogs regularly at Jason Johnson | Blog.