I am Pastor Dan Johnson. I have been pastor here at Eastside Covenant Church for nine years; I love serving the people here!
I am a Minnesota boy! My grandparents were Swedish dairy farmers and I spent a good deal of time on a farm helping Uncle Ralph and Uncle Socky. I was raised in the Lutheran church and was involved with:
I did not make a focused commitment to Christ until I sat in a car with a friend who explained to me that eternal life in God’s heaven is a gift. I learned that one didn’t earn it or merit it by being good or noble or spiritual. Rather, one simply acknowledged they were a sinner and received Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross as a payment for that sin. I was eager to have my sins forgiven. I received Christ into my life through faith. Thus began my spiritual journey.
Since then, my life has been an adventure. I have been influenced by Millard Fuller of Habitat for Humanity, and Elton Trueblood, the wise scholar of scholars of Earlham College. I have been loved and encouraged by Christian parents, and mentored by several wise and Godly men and women. I want to give back – so I dedicated myself to Christian ministry.
You are on a spiritual journey too! As much as I have been encouraged and guided in my journey, so I and Eastside Covenant Church want to do that for you.