Rev. Matthew H. Johns intimately knows the dangers lurking and preying upon the American people (life of indulgence); once addicted to drugs, now addicted to Jesus! Matt was born and raised outside Atlanta, GA in a single family household due to divorce. Matt fell into drugs and alcohol at the age of fourteen and after fourteen years of substance abuse Matt decided to follow Jesus at age twenty-eight. Two years later he met his lovely wife, Ashley, in a singles group at church; they married in 2006.
In 2007 Matt responded to the call of ministry, left is Culinary career, licensed into ministry by Peachtree Corners Baptist Church (GA), and became affiliated with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as a MSC Missionary. RE-CHRIST MINISTRIES was also founded in 2007. Then in 2012 Matt was Ordained by Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and continued on his journey in Christ. Matt has completed seminary degrees from Luther Rice Seminary (B.A. of Religion) and Liberty University (M.A. Evangelism and Church Planting). Matt also did an internship for a year with the International House of Prayer in Atlanta. His passion is to bring revival, renewal, and restoration to the communities of the earth by proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel Jesus preached.
Ashley is also a devout servant of the Lord. Ashely was born in North Dakota and grew up in a military family. She traveled extensively as a youth, but went to college in Atlanta. After graduating from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, she met Matt. Prior to marriage, and during the first two years of marriage, Ashley worked in corporate America. Today, Ashley is a proud mother of two and she spends the majority of her time enriching their family with a labor of love as she seeks to fulfill Proverbs 31. In addition to making the family her first ministry priority, Ashley serves in the local church, and disciples ladies from the community in their home. Matt and Ashley have a son named Noah, a daughter named Eden, and have been living in Tucson, AZ since 2018.
The Johns family enjoys traveling the world to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and between Matt and Ashley they have traveled to Africa (5X), Costa Rica (2X), Russia (2X) Turkey, India, Mexico, and Romania on short term mission assignments. Matt and Ashley have also traveled extensively in the US to work with various international groups, rural and inner city at-risk youth, and Native American tribes. The Johns family enjoys college football, outdoor activities, and entertaining others in their home. They seek to take one day at a time, hold each accountable to the Gospel of Christ, and direct others to follow Christ. The desire of the Johns family is to reflect the glory of God, helping each family member know their identity and role in the Johns household, and in the Kingdom of Heaven. Fearfully and Wonderfully made we are!