"The evangelical community is indebted to Pastor Gregory Johnson for investing a significant portion of his life in facilitating dialog and relationships between Mormon and Evangelical leaders, scholars, and university students. I personally have participated in this important dialog and could not have done so without the bridge building that Greg has done."
-Dr. George Wood, General Superintendent, Assemblies of God
Imagine a 25-year-long dialogue between Evangelicals and Mormons started by one young Evangelical pastor while he was still in seminary. Imagine it involving people at every level in both worlds in countless different ways, including Evangelical apologist Ravi Zacharias speaking in the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. Imagine a leading BYU professor and this pastor modeling convicted civil public dialogue in more than 65 universities, churches, and wards around the country and overseas. Well, soon you won’t just have to imagine. With the story still unfolding, Greg Johnson is writing the narrative as it has transpired thus far. And what has transpired is transfixing. A must read for anyone interested in gripping accounts of God’s Spirit at work in unusual ways or committed to courteous, constructive interfaith dialogue.
-Dr. Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary, Littleton, CO
Greg Johnson was raised in the Mormon Church and was born again at a Christian camp just outside of Colorado Springs at age 14. Because of his background in Mormonism, Greg is passionate about building a relational dialogue with members of the Mormon faith, particularly with Mormon leaders and scholars. He facilitates and participates in LDS/evangelical dialogues between university students, scholars, and leaders. Dr. Robert Millet of BYU and Greg released, “Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Conversation Between a Mormon and an Evangelical,” in 2007, and have held 60 public dialogues throughout the US and in Canada and England.
Greg graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara where he majored in Social Science with an emphasis in Sociology and received a Minor in Religious Studies in 1989. After college, Greg graduated with Honors and received a Masters of Divinity from Denver Theological Seminary in 1992. He is married to Jill and they have four children, Indiana, Reagan, California, and America.
Greg and his wife Jill founded the ministry of Standing Together in Utah in March of 2001. Standing Together seeks to advance biblical unity among evangelical churches and pastors in Utah and spiritual transformation throughout our community and state. Prior to founding Standing Together, Greg served as a pastor in three local Utah churches from 1992 to 2001, in Ogden (Washington Heights Baptist Church), Ogden Valley (Ogden Valley Baptist Church), and in Orem (Orem EV Free).
It is because of Greg’s passion for the Body of Christ to be ONE that he has given himself fully to the task of casting vision for unity, prayer, and strategic evangelism within the context of the Utah culture. It is his heart to see the Body of Christ committed to unity that the world might know that the Father has truly sent the Son (John 17:21). Greg has served as an At-Large Board Member of the National Association of Evangelicals since 2008, and was ordained by the Conservative Baptist Church in America in June of 1993.
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