Pastor John Interview

June 16, 2016

John Johnson is Bay Shore Assembly of God’s Senior Pastor. We sat down with him recently to ask him some questions about his life, his background, and his family.

Pastor John, where were you raised?
Trenton, New Jersey!

What high school did you attend?
I attended Trenton Central High School.

What’s your favorite style of music?
Gaithers.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Rocky Road.

What do you order on the menu? Are you a steak, chicken, or fish kind of guy?
Chicken.

What movies do you like?
Music videos (Gaithers).

Do you have a favorite movie of all time?
Fiddler on the Roof.

Who is your favorite author?
Rick Warren.

What’s your favorite TV program?
The Honeymooners and the news.

What’s your favorite sport to watch?
Football—the Super Bowl.

Do you have any particular players or teams you follow?
No, just the winners!

What’s your favorite sport to play?
Golf.

What’s your favorite website?
bayshoreag.org.

How many kids do you have?
Two.

And what are their names?
David and Debbie.

Any pets?
Not at this time.

What’s the greatest joy of being a parent?
Seeing children fulfilled as they pursue their goals in life!

How long have you been a Christian?
Fifty Five Years!

What’s one aspect of ministry that you enjoy the most?
Preaching and helping people on a personal basis.

How long have you been here at Bay Shore Assembly of God?
44 Years.

What character in the Bible is most inspirational for you?
Outside of Jesus? Of course Christ is by far the most compelling. But outside of Jesus, I would say the Apostle Paul. He was the ultimate sociologist, the ultimate theologian, the ultimate communicator and the ultimate apologist. He was in the truest sense passionate about his God! Every time he encountered a new culture, he studied it and was always able to discern the questions that were being asked. He boldly addressed their questions by answering them from Scripture. Everywhere he went he addressed their questions (which were different in most every region he visited) in a brilliant, in-depth, challenging, and loving way. He was a pretty remarkable person.