Dr. Jerry Johnston, with a heart for pastors, youth, and the Gospel, has accomplished much as an author, communicator, filmmaker, and transmedia fundraiser.

Jerry has the spiritual gifts of faith, leadership, evangelism, teaching, and discernment. His wife, Cristie Jo, is an effective teacher of God’s word who has broad appeal to both men and women. Cristie Jo was asked by Shirley Dobson to speak at the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. The Johnstons have extensive contacts and fundraising experience with evangelicals and donors of all denominations throughout the US and Canada.


Jerry has authored eleven books that have more than 500,000 copies in circulation worldwide, and 1,000,000 sermons in circulation around the globe.


Since Jerry first began preaching in 1974, he has spoken in over 1,200 churches throughout North America and the world, and captivated youth on over 2,500 public school campuses addressing vital issues. Over 125,000 recorded salvation decisions in his revivals and evangelistic crusades. He is in demand as a motivational, secular and Christian evangelist, pastor, and speaker to educational, corporate, governmental, association, not-for-profit, and religious organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.


Jerry has extensive media experience, having appeared on scores of major TV shows, and produced videos for Word Publishing, which have been distributed to thousands of churches. He hosted the 100 Huntley Street TV Show based in Toronto airing daily on the Global Television network with one million viewers per week.  He has interviewed Rick Warren, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. John Hagee, Philip Yancey, quarterback Jim Kelly, and many other international Christian leaders. He and his wife, Cristie, are currently working on a dynamic documentary about the dramatic increase of the religiously unaffiliated.


Jerry is passionate for pastors, served a church planter, and built a mega-church in his hometown of Overland Park, KS. He was selected by world Christian leaders to serve on the Board of Church Growth International since October 2005 at the invitation of Dr. Yongi Cho, pastor of the world’s largest church (745,000 members) in Seoul, Korea. CGI is committed to developing Christian leadership in ministry and churches on a global scale.


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3-Year Documentary Filming by Jerry and Cristie Jo Johnston

Over 100 iconic atheist, leaders in atheism, agnosticism, secularism, sociology, philosophy, apologetics, nones, dones, and deconversions have filmed with Cristie Jo and me for our upcoming documentary and ancillary products….


Cristie Johnston interviews Nabeel Qureshi

Nabeel Quershi is the author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. It is his personal story where he transitioned from a committed Muslim to a follower of Jesus Christ. The book…


Jerry & Cristie Johnston Interview Frank Schaeffer … A Self-Described Atheist Who Prays?

We learned something interesting in our two-hour filmed interview with self-identified atheist Frank Schaeffer, son of the late theologian Francis Schaeffer. Frank told us that he prays. FRANK SCHAEFFER:  “When I pray in…

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