Resume: Stephen M. Johnson, ThM, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1988
Major: Reformation History and Theology [dissertation, "The Soteriology of the English General Baptists to 1630."] The doctoral program included resident study at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary under Dr. William R. Estep, Jr. who served as my dissertation external reader.
Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1976
Major: Historical Theology [thesis project, "A Survey of American Church History"], which received the Charles Nash Award in church history.
Bachelor of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1971
Major: Industrial Engineering with emphasis in operations and facilities design. Alpha Pi Mu (IE honorary society).
2001-2013--The Chapel on the Campus [Baton Rouge, LA]--Executive Pastor
A congregation of 1500+ adults meeting in two locations (LSU Campus and The Oaks). We have a staff of over 30 full time and part time positions. Additionally we have a large international and college ministry. I led the staff, served as a member of the teaching pastor team, management team and Board of Elders.
1996-2000--Cape Bible Chapel [Cape Girardeau, MO]--Pastoral Staff, Elder
A congregation of 1000 adults, 4 full time staff, 7 missionaries. Responsibilities included overseeing church ministries and the church office, work with leadership boards, coordinate the pastoral team, teach and perform other pastoral duties. We raised funds for and completed a $2.4 million, 1,100 seat Worship Center, Family Center and future educational space. I also developed the church's web page.
1995-1998-St. Petersburg Theological Seminary [St. Petersburg, FL]--Assistant Professor
Courses have included Church History, Cults and the New Age Movement, Bible Study Methods, Homiletics, Church Leadership and Administration.
1995-1996--Clearwater Community Church [Palm Harbor, FL]--Adult Ministries
Assisted the senior pastor, a long time friend, adjust to their numerical growth and expansion to a multiple staff ministry.
1990-1995--Christ Community Church [Tampa, FL]--Senior Pastor
A congregation of 500 adults, 3 1/2 full time ministerial staff, 31 missionaries, varied programs and ministries. I served as the second pastor in the church's 30 year history. I led the church through the hurt that resulted from the previous pastor's resignation and a difficult interim period. We established a healthier financial base, expanded our ministries, improved our facilities, improved accountability with our missionary family, and enhanced our music ministry.
1992-1996 --Dallas Theological Seminary, Tampa Extension -- Adjunct Faculty
Courses have included church history and pastoral counseling. Have also conducted training for counselors in use of the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis test.
1980-1990--Northwest Bible Church [Dallas, TX]--Minister to Singles, Executive Pastor
A church of 2500 adults, 15 full time ministerial staff. Served as Minister to Singles [1000 singles] for 5 years prior to becoming Executive Pastor [overseeing the ministerial staff and ministries]. In addition to these responsibilities, during a 18 month pastoral search I filled the responsibilities of the Sr. Pastor (except filling the pulpit). I worked with the incoming pastor for a year before pursuing a senior pastorate.
1976-1978--Community Bible Church [Acworth, GA]--Minister of Education
A church of 100 adults, 2 full time pastoral staff. I was responsible for the education and evangelism ministries of the church. I left to pursue doctoral studies.