Pastor Jack R. Johnson - Senior Pastor
Pastor Jack Johnson is married to his wife of 19 years, Renee Johnson. They have two children together; Isaac (16) and Isaiah (10). Pastor Jack also has an adult son, Jack III (27).
Beliefs of Ministry
Pastor Jack Johnson feels the need to meet people right where they are at regardless of their spiritual condition. He had the opportunity to experience God’s prevenient grace in a bar that he had frequented before he surrendered his life to Christ. A description of his life before and after accepting Christ is found in the 40th Psalm. He believes that if we meet people right where they are at then we have an opportunity to hear their story. By hearing their story then there would be a possibility to share our story that is found in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Jack believes in the salvation of man regardless of the sins that they have committed. He believes in the sanctifying work of God’s grace in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ. He believes in God’s healing power over all sickness and diseases. Pastor Jack Johnson is very active in the ministry of deliverance in the lives of people who are under the bondage of addiction and demonic oppression and possession. Pastor Jack clearly states that he has not saved, sanctified, baptized, or delivered a single person but God has through his ministry.
Pastor Jack completed his certificate of ministry from the Mount Vernon Nazarene University in August of 2006 and became an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene on April 25th, 2008 at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene.
Other education that Pastor Jack Johnson has received includes 20 hours completed in Business Management at Columbus State Community College, and is a certified trainer for Church Planting Essentials, Churches Planting Churches, and Becoming A Mentor for Church Planters. He also completed The Institute of 21st Century Church Leadership (I-21) training that was held through Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
Pastor Jack Johnson is the Senior Pastor of the Whitehall Church of the Nazarene. His charge as Senior Pastor in Whitehall, Ohio began on November 6th, 2011.
He answered the call into ministry on March 6th, 2002 to serve the Lord in ministry as a Pastor. He has served the Lord in ministry since September 14th, 2002. He began in ministry at Gloryland Church of the Nazarene as Youth Pastor. After leading an effective youth ministry at Gloryland, he was called to become a Senior Pastor at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene in Oak Hill, Ohio. Rev. Jack Johnson effectively served the Oak Hill Church and community for almost five years. He gives God the glory for the physical and spiritual growth of the church and the resurrection of the Oak Hill Teen Center that was a vital ministry to our children and teens in the community of Oak Hill.
Mrs. Renee Johnson - NMI President & Children's Bible Quizzing Leader
Renee is the wife of Pastor Jack Johnson of twenty years and together they have two children, Isaac (16) and Isaiah (10). Renee is very involved in our local NMI as well as leading our Children's Bible Quizzing Team. She is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.