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Paul Johnson

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies and Bible

B.A. Simpson College 
Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary 
M.A.C.M. Dallas Theological Seminary 
D.Min. Western Seminary

Professional: Dr. Johnson teaches courses related to intercultural studies (missions), the purpose and development of the church, disciple-making, and cross-cultural competency. He serves as the faculty advisor for the TrueNorth Corps, Corban’s student missions organization, helps to organize Corban’s annual World Outreach Week and annual Breakaway Retreat (student missions retreat), and leads cross-cultural ministry trips each summer for Corban students.

Dr. Johnson is a third-generation pastor’s kid and has more than 20 years of experience in cross-cultural ministry, including 10 years serving in central Mexico in church planting, missions mobilization and field leadership with the mission agency known as Camino Global. He continues to serve as a missions consultant to local churches and enjoys leading workshops and seminars at ministry-focused conferences.  He is the author of Creating Disciple Making Movements: How the Making of Holistic Disciples Is Central to the Mission of Christ (2012). 

Personal: 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. Paul enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities and watching sporting events. His entire family is active in various ministries at their church.

Why Corban: “The mission of Corban University is ‘to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-10).’ I cannot think of a more strategic place to be than a school like Corban that is committed to educating and challenging students to align their hearts and lives under the lordship of Jesus Christ, to His ultimate purpose in the world – making disciples who make disciples of all people for His glory!”