Our Pastor

Pastor Michael Johnson was born in Chatanooga, TN.  He was raised in independent Baptist churches his whole life, many of which his father pastored.

His father, Paul Johnson, has pastored three churches, including Temple Baptist Church, which he started in 1999.
In 2016, Paul Johnson retired, and the church called Michael to be the Pastor.

Michael Johnson is a charter member of Temple Baptist Church and has been heavily involved in its ministries from the start of the church.  He has lead various ways in the church, including song leading, soul winning, Reformers Unanimous, youth ministries, vacation Bible school, choir etc.

Michael Johnson met his wife Shannon at Crown College of the Bible.  They married in October of 2005.  God has blessed them with 6 children.  Michael was the assistant pastor from 2005 until the church called upon him to be Pastor in 2016.  His ministry has been marked by an emphasis on door to door evangelism and confrontational soul winning.  The church is getting very close to reaching the goal of knocking every door in the city of Jacksonville.  Over 1500 people have made professions of faith in Christ as their personal Saviour since he became Pastor.