Staff Member

Chris Johnson

Chris joined Lifeline in March, 2020, and serves as the VP of Church Partnerships and Government Affairs. 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 studied Church Ministries (B.A.) at Trinity Baptist College and Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) at Regent University. He and his amazing wife, Alicia, have 10 children (7 adopted from foster care) and 3 grandchildren (2 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, along with their commitment to the gospel. It is also a joy to engage and support churches in caring for the vulnerable by utilizing the amazing tools and resources that Lifeline offers.”