Guest Speaker

Ray Johnston

Pastor, Bayside Church

Ray Johnston, President of Developing Effective Leaders, is a twenty year veteran of both youth and adult ministry. Ray has served in churches in Duarte, CA and Marin County, CA. He has been Chairman of the Department of Youth Ministry At North Park College and adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, IL. Since 1988 he has helped coordinate the Youth Ministries Program of the Evangelical Covenant Church where he was responsible for the support of youth pastors, youth ministry training and the development and promotion of national youth events.

Ray’s current ministry responsibilities are varied. He is currently President of Developing Effective Leaders, an organization that sponsors leadership training seminars. He is also founding Pastor of Bayside Church. For the past 10 years Ray has served with Youth Specialties Ministries, writing, leading seminars and speaking at the National Youth Workers Convention.

Ray is author of three books: Developing Student Leaders, Developing Spiritual Growth in Junior Highers and Help, I’m a Sunday School Teacher: 50 Ways to Make Sunday School Come Alive. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership training events, family camps and national youth events.

He is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Ray and and his wife Carol currently live in Folsom, (no, NOT in the prison), with their four kids: Mark, Scott, Leslie and Christy.