About Us

The Senior Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

I am a husband, a dad, a friend, a Presbyterian pastor, a comic book reader, and a fan of almost any sport that involves a ball. I am a New Yorker with a soft spot in my heart for the rhythms and people of Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; and Duluth, Minnesota. I like red wine and dark beer, and am constantly in search of the world’s best pizza. I read a lot. My laugh is too loud. I am an author. I write about reformed theology, preaching, psalms and prayers. I love to talk about the challenges, absurdities and joys of an urban faith. I am always on the lookout for God and good conversation. Let me know whenever and wherever you spot them.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in History and Religion
St. Olaf’s College

Master of Divinity
Yale Divinity School

Ph.D.
Princeton Theological Seminary

Previous Gigs

Senior Pastor
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta
(2003–2008)

Professor of Homiletics
Austin (Texas) Presbyterian Theological Seminary
(1993–2003)

Writings

  • Bread Enough For All, (edited by Peter M. Wallace) Church Publishing, Alliance for Christian Media, 2020. [Contributor]
  • Questions Preachers Ask, (with Ted Smith and Nora Tisdale) Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. [Editor and Contributor]
  • Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles’ Creed, (edited by Roger E. Van Harn) Eerdmans Press, 2004. [Contributor]
  • Theology for Preaching: Authority, Truth and Knowledge of God in a Postmodern Ethos (Abingdon Press, 1997), co-author.

Favorite Movie
The Way, Way Back

Playlist
Paul Simon, The Avett Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, The Boss

Family
Wife Amy, daughter Isabella, son Oliver