Gary is called by the Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley via International Xchange Organization to coordinate the “Finding Faithful Men Project” (FFM). This is a ministry of multiplication where he locates, evangelizes, and equips future faithful men (discipleship). FFM uses mission trips, overseas professional placements and arranging for international young men in Christian host families. Gary is an evangelist church planter, consultant, networker, preacher, coach, and mentor. He grew up in Jackson, MS.
Linda was born and raised in Sweden. She came to Mississippi as an exchange student and finished her degree at Belhaven University. Gary and Linda were married in Sweden in 1992. Together with Swedes they have discipled, the Johnsons began a church planting ministry with contact through sport, community development, and church revitalization. The Johnsons have ministry bases in Sweden and Alabama.