Bryan Johnston is a pastor and long time friend of Craig Gross and the ministry of XXXchurch.com. Bryan has spoken on behalf of X3 and has been to convention outreaches with our team since 2004. Bryan currently resides in Boise, Idaho where he lives with his wife Deborah and their two boys and two horses. Bryan is passionate about seeing lives restored from addictions and men and women experiencing freedom.
Almost 10 years ago Bryan broke his neck while unloading church staging for his church plant. He was paralyzed and told he would never walk again. 40 days later he walked out of the hospital on his own. Bryan preached 2 months later but never dealt with his pain and the new set of circumstances he would be faced with. He turned to alcohol and began to abuse prescription medications. Last year after an intervention with Craig, Bryan went to the Betty Ford clinic and successfully finished their addiction recovery program. Bryan has been clean of all drugs and is sober from alcohol. He has put in the tough work to regain control of his life through allowing Jesus to be his true healer.
More then ever, Bryan is back on our speaking team with a fire and excitement to see people break the chains of addiction. No one can speak better into this than someone who has really been there. Paul told us in 1 Corinthians 10:23 that not all things permissible are beneficial. Understanding that the addictions Bryan had to face and break free from were addictions to legal things—this is a common stronghold in families worldwide.
Bryan has something to bring to events for churches, organizations and colleges that can bring awareness as well as prevention.