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Betty Johnson

Contributor since: Aug 18, 2008
Denomination: Wesleyan

About Betty Johnson

Education: B.A. Sociology with honors thesis, Atlantic Baptist College, Moncton, New Brunswick; M.A. Biblical Counselling, Providence Theological Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba.

Sermon or series that made a difference: Fault Lines - Steve DeNeff

One of my favorite illustrations: At children’s sermon time one Sunday as I chatted with the children prior to giving the lesson, one little boy told me he was four. Thinking it might be his birthday, I asked, "Are you four today?" to which he replied, "I’m four every day!" The whole church erupted in laughter.

Family: Married to my husband, Ron, since October 12, 2002 (Canadian Thanksgiving). We have a Shih Tzu, Max, who owns us. My sister is also a Wesleyan pastor. We are spiritual sisters and colleagues as well as biological sisters.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: He’s willing to tell me when they’re weak. He gives me lots of affirmation when I hit a good one!

Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself. Take all the help you can get.

Books that have had an impact: "When Addiction Comes To Church" - Melinda Fish; "Whatever Became of Sin" - Menninger; Soul Shift, Steve DeNeff; Be Holy, Steve DeNeff; The Rest of Life, Ben Witherington III

Hobbies: Camping, walking, motorcycling, swimming, reading.

What I want on my tombstone: She loved us well.