National Director of Church Ministry Initiatives




One place I’ve always wanted to visit:

Doc’s house in Back to the Future. 🙂

Favorite pastime activity: 

Construction projects around the house.

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee. Lots of coffee.

More about Jason:

Jason Johnson is a husband to Emily, foster and adoptive dad, pastor, writer and speaker.

After growing up in a ministry home in Dallas, TX Jason attended Texas A&M University (where he and Emily met…Gig ‘Em!) and began working at a church during his time there. After graduating in 2002 he began his pastoral ministries studies at Dallas Theological Seminary while working in ministry full-time

In 2008, alongside a core team of people in the North Houston area, Jason had the privilege of planting and leading a church with the Acts29 Network through which we founded a non-profit committed to serving, supporting and equipping foster and adoptive families in the city of Houston.

In 2013, combined with 14 years of church-based ministry and leadership experience and his family’s foster and adoptive journey, Jason began working for an organization helping church leaders implement structures and strategies of ministry within their churches and developing resources to encourage and support foster and adoptive parents along their journeys.

This ultimately led him to his current role as the Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans. In his work he speaks and teaches at churches, conferences, forums and workshops on church-based ministry strategies and best practices as well as encouraging families that are in the trenches and those that are considering getting involved.

Much of his time is also spent coaching and consulting with church and organizational leadership teams around the country on how to start, lead and grow ministries within their church or build the most effective church engagement strategies within their organizations.

Jason is the author of ReFraming Foster Care (for families and support groups), Everyone Can Do Something (for church and ministry leaders), ALL IN Orphan Care (small group based study for those considering) and he blogs regularly at Jason Johnson | Blog. Jason has a passion to equip churches and encourage families no matter where they are in their foster care and adoption journeys.

He and Emily, and their four girls live in Texas and enjoy whatever it is they’re doing, as long as it’s together.

If you are a pastor, ministry leader, advocate, organizational non-profit leader, foster or adoptive family or potential foster or adoptive family, Jason would love to connect!