Youth Ministry

Craig Johnson;

Youth Director and 
assistant pastor.

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Fun Stuff, Teens in some of their actives. 

Testimony, Craig Johnston

I was born into a Christian home and I was raised in church my whole life. My Dad was also a Pastor for part of the time. He started out as a Youth Pastor at a country church in Oklahoma, called Indian Baptist Church. It was at this time in my life I realized my need for salvation. One Sunday afternoon as soon as church was over I went up to the Pastor and said that I wanted to get saved. 


The Pastor took me into a room, showed me some Bible verses and explained to me how to get saved. When he was done he asked me to repeat a prayer after him. I repeated the prayer and when I was done he ask me if I was saved. I said no. I was eight years old but I just did not understand completely what it meant to
be saved. Months passed and on a Sunday night after church I went to my mother when it was just about bedtime and I said that I wanted to get saved. Mom took her Bible and showed me what I needed to do to get saved. I prayed to God and ask him to save me. Shortly after this I was baptized in a river because our church did not have a baptistry.

 

Not long after this, my Dad became the Pastor at a church in Arkansas. He was also the principle of the Christian school they had at the church. We were at this church for a few years and then Dad resigned. We moved to Illinois and we attended different churches. By this time I was in my early teens, my family was having problems and things were not going well.

  Because of the circumstances in my life it was difficult growing up as a teen. I knew that I was not what God wanted me to be. I also began to doubt my salvation. I wanted to believe that I was 
saved and thought I was. This went on for a few years until
one year our church went to Camp Joy in Wisconsin. That week at camp God really spoke to me. I  made a decision that week to get my heart right with God and to get assurance of my salvation. I 
remember one night I was in bed and I prayed to God to give me assurance of my salvation. I kept praying and begging God, and then it was almost like God or the Holy Spirit spoke to me in a voice and said,” You can stop praying now, there is no need for you to pray any longer.” So I said to God, “I will stop praying, but if I wake up in the morning and do not have peace, then I will pray 
some more and start begging again.” I woke up the next morning and I had peace in my heart. I surrender my life to Jesus Christ and I have never doubted my salvation since that day.
  It was about a year later when the church we were attending was having a week long youth activity. A group came from a college in Wisconsin to do this activity at our church. They had 
games, food, and preaching every night that week. One of the nights God spoke to me and I surrendered to His calling on my life to preach. After the Lord called me to preach I continued to follow Him. I went to Bible College to help prepare me for the ministry. Now God has opened the door for me to get started in the ministry at Fellowship Baptist Church. 

Jos 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth:

Jos 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth:

Jos 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth:

Jos 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth:

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