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youth pastor

Micah Johnson

BIO I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus while I was in junior high school.  By the time I was in high school I began to question my faith – whether it was really mine or just something pushed on me by my family.  I fell away and spent 8 long years in a dark, manic depression.  After my grandpa died in 2001, I started to look at my life and wonder why I wasn’t more like him – a person I greatly admired and wanted to be like.  It was because my grandpa followed Jesus Christ and I did not.  I started seeking God again and wound up in the Ecuador asking who Jesus was.  God showed me who Jesus is – He’s my hope; He’s everyone’s hope if they’ll receive Him.  Jesus is the one person/thing that I can center all the expectations of my life around and be satisfied.  I recommitted my life to Him in 2002 and haven’t looked back.  I see the blessings of God upon my life now.  He has blessed me with a beautiful, woman of noble character for my wife.  Jaclyn and I have been married for a year and a half and in September we were blessed with our first child, Jeremiah.  The Lord continues to show His faithfulness to us as He leads us in yet another new season as I come on staff at PWBC Aurora to learn ministry and fulfill the calling on my life.

FAMILY: My wife Jaclyn Hirsch and we have one son, Jeremiah

HOMETOWN: Pueblo, Colorado

WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?  Pueblo, Colorado

WHAT’S YOUR ROLE AT PWBC? Intern; Jr. High Ministry

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING AT THE CHURCH? Jesus at the heart of everything.  We are a church that does not forget its first love.  That it continues to be a growing church and a church you can grow in.  All that is encouraging to me and gets me excited!

TOP THREE BOOKS OF ALL TIME: Grace Walk by Steve McVey helped me understand my identity as a child of God; “a new creation.”  I love the biography of George Muller by Basil Miller and reading about this great man of God greatly increased my faith.  I just got done reading Agape Leadership about the life and ministry of R.C. Chapman (a mentor and friend of George Muller) – what a humble servant.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A NEW BELIEVER?: Know your identity! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”  You can’t live contrary to your identity and be satisfied.  We live this Christian life in Christ; abiding in Him.  When we abide in Christ then we will be satisfied and bear much fruit.

WHAT’S MOST PLAYED ON YOUR IPOD? Keith Green!

FAVORITE SPORT? Football

FAVORITE COLOR? Blue

COFFEE BEVERAGE OF CHOICE? I like a Starbuck’s vanilla cafe latte once in awhile.  I usually prefer tea.

DESCRIBE “THE PERFECT DAY”: Saturday morning, Chickfila breakfast with my wife and son, then some shopping and home to watch a movie.  Living a quiet life I guess.

WHAT BLOWS YOUR MIND MOST ABOUT JESUS?: That He loves me, that He loved me before I ever chose Him, and that His mercies are new every morning!!!