|Assistant Professor of Missions, 2007|
B.A. Simpson College
Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A. Dallas Theological Seminary
D.Min. Western Seminary
Paul is a third-generation pastor’s kid and has more than 20 years experience in missions. Paul and his family served in central Mexico for 10 years in church planting, missions mobilization and in field leadership with CAM International. Before coming to Corban, Paul served at the home office of CAM International and for nearly five years, he helped CAM develop new ministries and serve the growing Latin American missions movement.
Paul serves as a missions consultant to local churches. He leads conference workshop and is a seminary leader and church development consultant.
He teaches courses related to intercultural studies (missions), Old and New Testament Survey and Dynamics of Church Development. Paul also is the faculty advisor for The TrueNorth Corps (Corban’s Student Missions Organization), leads trips to various mission fields each summer and helps to plan Corban’s annual World Outreach Week and BreakAway (Missions) Retreat.
He started teaching at Corban in fall 2008. Paul still serves as an Associate Member of CAM International, assisting and promoting CAM’s mission and ministries as he is able.
Member: Evangelical Missiological Society
Member: Association of Professors of Mission
Member and certified instructor: Evangelical Teacher Training Association
Member: Standards of Excellence in Short Term Missions
Associate Member: CAM International
First Baptist Church – Salem, OR
Paul married Jenny in 1989 and they have three children, all born while they served in Mexico: Bethany, Elisa, and Andrew. The Johnsons also have two cats that have ruined their furniture – Boots and Rupert.
He enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys outdoor activities and watching sporting events. His entire family is active in various ministries at Salem First Baptist Church.
For the love of Christ controls us, since we have concluded this, that Christ died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)
Mission at Corban:
“I believe that every believer in Jesus Christ is called to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission according to His gifting and leading in each life. Corban is unique among Christian Universities in the Northwest. Our emphasis on Christ’s heart for the nations continues to grow. Our desire is to see the students, faculty and staff align our hearts with Christ’s global purpose as each one fulfills the destiny God has created them to do (Ephesians 2:10).”
The “President’s Cup” – Simpson College, 1983.