David Johnson

Founder and CEO

David Johnson was born in 1956 in Mobile Alabama. He grew up in Mobile involved in sports and community activities. He accepted Christ in January of 1966 and was baptized in Spring Hill Baptist Church. He met Susan Williams in 1972 and they married in October of 1975. They have two children, Brian, his wife Christy and their daughter, Eby, and their son, Hutch, live in Brevard, North Carolina and Bethany, her husband Brad and their daughters Jocelyn, Annabelle, and Piper Joy live in Birmingham, AL.

For fourteen and a half years David worked in corporate America. He was with Will-Shire Oral Arts for twelve and a half years and then with Hill & Brooks Coffee Company for two years. While in Savannah Georgia in 1988 he surrendered to full time Christian ministry. He has served on six church staffs, the last two being as Executive Pastor at Hunter Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama, and Senior Pastor at Dayspring Baptist Church in Mobile Alabama.

In October of 2007 the Lord gave him four words, GIVE and GO, ASK and EXPECT. In that moment and through those words God closed the door in David’s life as a local Pastor and opened the door which has led him to do church planting around the world. A series of events led him to three men in Birmingham, John Wright, Wayne Myrick, and Scott Gurosky and Doulos Partners was born.

When asked how God has placed him in this time and place in history he responded by saying, “God has been preparing me for just such a time as this for the last 35 years. It is amazing how my experiences in business and ministry are absolutely perfect to lead a ministry like Doulos. Is that not just like God?”

David and Susan will reside in Birmingham Alabama where the home office of Doulos Partners is located. Please be praying for David, the Board of Directors, and the partners of Doulos as they seek the Lord and “go and make disciples.”