Don Deena Johnson

Don Deena Johnson

Favorite TV show or movie: Fan of historical dramas – so “Lincoln” the movie and “John Adams,” the television miniseries.
Favorite book: One of my favorite authors, both fiction and non-fiction – Barbara Kingsolver (Prodigal Summer and The Lacuna ; and again, the historical novels of Erik Larsen such as Isaac’s Storm and Lusitania.
Favorite music or band:  In classical – I like Baroque. In Sacred – choral hymn arrangements. In Secular – Jazz that has a touch of soul and country i.e. Norah Jones.
Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 1:6 – “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Family:  My parents, Donald and Betty Jo Johnson live in Anderson as does my brother, John his wife, Gwen. Their two kids live with their families in Pendleton and Indianapolis. My sister, Cheryl’s children live in Japan and India.
Hobbies:  Reading, Hiking/Walking, and Traveling.
What led you to (and keeps you in) ministry?:  The sure certainty of a call of God to serve in and on behalf of the church.
What led you to (and keeps you at) Anderson First United Methodist?:  When I returned to Anderson from the serving overseas, I looked for full time work in the Church of God in this area. Finding no place, I was available when I heard of an opening as Director of Children’s Ministry at Anderson First United Methodist. I have settled in and find joy and fulfillment with this congregation.
What do you like most about Anderson?:  It’s proximity to Mounds State Park.
What do you like most about Anderson First United Methodist?:  The welcome and support I have always felt from the people of this congregation and its desire to be part of the Anderson community.