Profile of Rev. David Johnston

Rev. David Johnston
Rev. David Johnston

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It was February 5, 1989 that I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost at North Charleston Apostolic Church, pastored by Billy Cole. I still remember the message he preached that night. He titled it “Doom or Destiny.” It changed my life.

December 22, 1990, I married the beautiful Crystal Adkins. This was another wonderful day in my life. God blessed me with a wonderful wife, who loves God, and loves the work of God.

On February 26, 1992, Kinzey and Patrick were born. It was another wonderful day in my life. On April 11, 1996, Nicholas and Conner were born. My life has been filled with wonderful days. On May 27, 1997, I was voted in as Associate Pastor of First United Pentecostal Church, in Ravenswood, WV. On January 1, 2000, my father-in law, Frank Adkins, retired, and I accepted the full pastorate, which is where I serve today. I also served for eight years (from 2004-2012) as director of the WV Missions Department (part of the North American Division). In 2013 I began serving as presbyter of Section 3 of the WV District of the United Pentecostal Church International.

All I can say is, “God is good!”

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