The Senior Pastor at Westside Foursquare Church is Dan Johnson. Dan graduated from Eugene Bible College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Literature with a Pastoral major. He attended Ministries Institute in Eugene at the Faith Center 1978-1980. Dan graduated from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle with a Master’s degree in Theology in May of 2008.
March 1979 – October 1983: Dan was the College pastor, Associate pastor and Worship Leader at Faith Center in Eugene for Roy Hicks Jr.
October 1983 – September 1984: The Johnson family moved to Lebanon, Oregon to assist Jared Roth in pastoring two churches, Lebanon Foursquare Church and the Foursquare Church in Sweet Home. Dan served as Teaching pastor, Worship Leader, and Youth Pastor for both churches.
September 1984 – July 1988: Dan was Senior Pastor of the Lebanon Foursquare Church.
August 1988 – April 1995: Dan served in an assisting role for Ken Johnson in Bend, Oregon at Westside Church as Teaching Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Worship Leader.
May 1995 – to Present: Dan has been the Senior Pastor of Westside Foursquare Church in West Seattle. Westside Foursquare Church has helped plant 30 churches in Romania, (through the Caleb Good News ministry led by Jerry Riess – www.calebgoodnews.org) and Westside Foursquare Church is sharing their building with a Spanish speaking church pastored by Memo Lopez. Caleb Good News Ministry has sent over 120 40-foot cargo containers of food, clothing, medicine and medical supplies to orphanages, gypsy villages and clinics in Romania and various countries in Europe and Africa.
Westside Foursquare Church shares their building with a Spanish speaking Foursquare church pastored by Memo Lopez. This church, Casa de Oracion, meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:30 pm, and Thursday nights at 7:00 pm.
We have also birthed a new church in West Seattle called Journey of Faith Church, pastored by Rob and Serena Wastman – www.thejourneyoffaith.com This is a youth oriented church with their youth group named The SkateChurch - www.theskatechurch.net
Dan and his wife, Lori have 3 children, Danny, Holly, and Rachel.
Dan has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years and has a teaching style that speaks to today’s challenges with practical wisdom and humor. Dan is a preacher’s kid and his parents, Bill and Carol Johnson, have served in pastoral ministry for over 55 years.