Samuel Johnson

Peace Community Church, Illinois

010250-Johnson, Sam
Lead Church Planter
Chicago Illinois
Peace Community Church
May 6

About My Family

Samuel has a bachelor's degree in astronomy from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and an M.Div. from Luther Rice Seminary. Before becoming a church planter he served as a youth pastor for seven years. Jessemine has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and is a certified teacher. She has taught preschool–third grades. Samuel and Jessemine are the proud parents of three wild and wonderful children: a 5-year-old daughter, a 3-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter.

About My Church Plant

Peace Community Church in Chicago, Ill., exists to see the good news of Jesus bring peace to our city and our world, one heart at a time. We spend most of our time serving, listening and building relationships in our neighborhood. We volunteer in our community in various ways, including coaching, mentoring, one-on-one evangelism and discipleship, prayer outreach, serving in schools and our hospital and partnering with other churches in community-wide projects. We build community with the people with whom we engage by holding a small group Bible study in our home.

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Samuel Johnson

Ministry Fund ID 010250-Johnson, Sam
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–For continued development of thriving relationships in our neighborhood.
–That we would share the good news continually.
–That we will effectively disciple and grow our core team.
–For growth of small groups.
–For God's grace and peace to rest on our family and our neighbors.


We spend most of our time in outreach and service to our neighborhood. If you would like to come learn about our city and neighborhood, we would love to have you join us, short- or long-term. You can also partner with us in prayer. We share specific prayer needs with our partners so they can intercede for us and our neighborhood. Also, you can partner with us. If any of these opportunities interest you or your church, please contact us.
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Fund ID: 010250-Johnson, Sam