Chris Johnson

National Director for Church Partnerships

Chris joined Lifeline in March 2020 and serves as the National Director of Church Partnerships. He previously served as a pastor for 24 years and as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Based Initiatives. Chris has also served as a consultant and has been a frequent speaker at local, state, and national conferences, churches, and community gatherings, sharing his family’s story and challenging others to answer the gospel call to care for vulnerable children and families. He was born and raised in metro Atlanta, GA and currently lives in Birmingham. Chris attended Regent University and studied Educational Leadership and also Trinity Baptist College, where he studied Church Ministries. He has an amazing wife named Alicia and they have 10 children (3 biological and 7 adopted from foster care). They have also served as foster parents to more than 40 children. For fun, Chris likes reading, spending time with his family, and cheering on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets! He loves football!!  Chris’s 3 simple joys are: holding his wife’s hand, hearing about his kids’ days and watching a good football game. His favorite thing about working for Lifeline is “the heart and passion of the staff. Getting to engage and support churches in utilizing the amazing tools and resources that Lifeline offers to care for the vulnerable.”