Providing help, support, and a safe place for students to do all the crazy stuff they love to do (but parents don’t understand) and tying it all together with relevant biblical teaching.


Brian Johnston

Student Life Pastor / Leadership Team

Brian has twenty years’ experience in youth and children’s ministry. Before coming to Celebration Church, he spent fourteen years as a Student Minister responsible for Jr. High, Sr. High, and College ministries at a church in the Raleigh, North Carolina vicinity.
Brian has prior experience as a Children, Junior High, Senior High, and College Youth Pastor. He also has degrees and corporate experience in the Advertising/Public Relations and Commercial Art/Advertising Design fields. He and his wife, Jenifer, have four children. Brian actually lived in Colonial Heights, outside of Kingsport, from 1979 to 1985 while growing up but resided in North Carolina for many years.

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