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Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson


Raised in a yours, mine, and ours family in Albuquerque, NM. Married Angie (Coalson) in 1979 who is still my sweet heart. Graduated from UNM in 1981 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Angie and I have two children. Sarah Hankins (married to Jason) who lives in Lubbock with their three sons (Colton, Bryce, and Jake). Garrett Johnson (married to Katie) who lives in Burlington, Washington with their two girls (Aurora and Lila). We are profoundly proud of our kids and think our grandkids are amazing. Angie and I have lived in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, Washington, and Texas. Angie and I have spent many years in small struggling churches in areas where the church was not strong. This has been very significant in our spiritual formation. I work for Zachry Engineering and am very much looking forward to retirement. We have attended Southwest since 2002 and I have been an elder since 2006.

Dan's Q&A...
What is an interesting fact about you?

I am very tall.

What are your hobbies?

I restore old American woodworking tools and machinery and build furniture with them.

What do you do for a living?

I am a mechanical engineer. I work for a company that designs and builds power plants.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

I love beautiful, remote, and untouched places. Mountains, rivers, beaches, etc. stir something deep within me.

Favorite foods?

A medium-rare steak and a baked potato. All things seafood.

Favorite music?

Over the years I have liked just about every type of music, except jazz. I currently listen almost exclusively to contemporary Christian music. I like just about every thing Casting Crowns and Third Day do.

Favorite vacation?

A white water rafting trip on the Klamath River in Southern Oregon with our kids.

Favorite Bible verse?

John 1

Favorite book (other than the Bible)?

Spiritual: The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer - Secular: John Adams by David McCullough

Mac or PC?

PC. Never have touched a Mac.

If you could share just one of Jesus' teachings with someone what would it be?

The simplicity of God’s message of wanting to save us and be close to us.

Favorite moment at Southwest?

Time spent with minister search committee whose outcome was the hiring of Brian Mashburn. Great talks, great worship time, and focus upon a very specific goal.

What do you love about Southwest?

The dedication to being Christ’s church in lieu of being a specific brand of church. Focusing on who we are and whom we serve over how we do church. Absolute commitment to being a disciples of Jesus Christ and conforming ourselves into His image.

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