Dave and Debbie Johnson
Dave and Debbie Johnson have been Assemblies of
God missionaries to the
From the beginning Dave has been involved in evangelism, directing a
team of Filipinos that has conducted hundreds of evangelistic
outreaches, mostly in the Bicol region of Luzon, the
Planting Over one hundred churches have been planted through the ministry of the evangelistic team. Others were planted when Dave served as the church planting director for their region. In 2007, God gave Debbie a vision for training workers to plant house churches. To date, over two hundred house churches have been planted as a result of a number of church planting schools placed strategically throughout the area. More house churches are being planned and an advanced level of training has been developed for those who desire it.
When Debbie first came to the
Translating From 2000-2004, Dave served as the Managing Editor for the Full Life Study Bible (also known as the Fire Bible or Life in the Spirit Study Bible) Tagalog Translation Project, with the goal of providing this fine Pentecostal Study Bible to Filipinos in their national language. This translation involved translating the notes, articles and many other things, although not the Bible itself. It was finished in 2004.
In March, 2009, Dave, in partnership with LIFE
Publishers—the publishing arm of Assemblies of God World Missions,
and the Philippine Bible Society, began to translate the same Bible
study notes into Cebuano, one of the other major languages in the
In 2009, Dave published his first book entitled
Led by the Spirit: the History
of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines,
which tells the story of more than 300 missionaries that have or are
serving in the
In 2013, he will publish his doctoral dissertation under the title Theology in Context: A Case Study in the Philippines, which can be used as a Bible school and seminary textbook.
In June, 2012, he also accepted appointment as the managing editor of the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, the theological journal of the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS) as well as the directorship of the seminary’s publishing operation, APTS Press.
From January, 2002, to January, 2004, and from June, 2005, to
June, 2009, Dave has served as the country moderator for the AGWM
missionaries in the
Background Before coming to the
Life Beyond the Ministry Dave and Debbie both enjoy reading, playing board games, drinking gourmet coffee, keeping up with their families by phone calls over the internet, and fellowshipping with their ever expanding circle of friends, both Filipino and Western alike. They regularly take both a day off, quarterly personal retreats, and an annual vacation. Dave enjoys weightlifting, basketball, and walking, and Debbie likes music. They have no children but enjoy Sam, their purebred Doberman. Their next scheduled itineration in the States is in 2015.