Director of DCO Program
Professor - Outreach, Missions, Christian Ministry
Professor Phil Johnson has been teaching and coaching students in Outreach and Christian ministry since 2001. He serves as the coordinator for the Director of Christian Outreach program and assists the Hoffmann Institute of Christian Outreach Leadership through networking with congregations and facilitating outreach, assimilation and organizational development programs and processes. Phil graduated from Concordia, St. Paul in 1982 as the second graduate of the newly formed Director of Evangelism program. In the 20 years that followed he served congregations in Lincoln, NE and Arvada, CO as a Director of Christian Outreach, encouraging others to live lives of intentional witness to Jesus Christ through his passion for bible study and gospel proclamation. Phil earned his Master’s degree in Non Profit Management from Regis University in Denver, CO and is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in Leadership.
Phil has also served the Lutheran church Missouri Synod in various capacities at both district and national levels in outreach and strategic development. He currently serves as Vice Chairperson for the Lutheran Society for Missiology and is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Lutheran Laymen’s League and Lutheran Hour Ministries.
ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
- Ph.D. Candidate, Organizational Leadership, Walden University
- M.A. Non Profit Management, Regis University (2001)
- B.A., Theology Major and Evangelism concentration, Concordia College, St. Paul (1982)
Christian Ministry, Christian Missions, Cross-Cultural Studies, Organizational Effectiveness
“In 2 Timothy 2:2 Paul exhorts young Timothy to pass along what he has learned to faithful men who can, in turn, teach others. My greatest thrill is working alongside those that I have taught and coached as they, in turn, instruct and encourage others in lives of faith and witness.”