Jeffrey Johnson: Hide the Baby

Eastern Star Church

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Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey JohnsonPastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr. is a spirit-filled preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He accepted his call to ministry at the age of 17. He received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Religion from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, graduating with honors. He also attended Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Pastor Johnson accepted his call to pastor Eastern Star Church in 1988. Under his leadership, the congregation has over 10,000 members. The ministry now meets at three worship facilities: (1) the Main Location at 5750 E. 30th Street, Indianapolis, (2) the Northwest Location at 5805 Cooper Road, Indianapolis, and (3) the Northeast – 8850 E 106th Street, Fishers, Indiana.

The church currently has over 130 full and part-time employees and more than 30 ministries that meet the spiritual, social, and physical needs of its growing congregation. This growth is the result of sound biblical principles, expository preaching and teaching, and an innovative approach to church business. The success of Eastern Star Church is attributed to the biblical principle of sowing and reaping and giving back 10% of its Annual Budget to the community.

In addition to weekly services, the Word of God and the love of Christ is shared through JEWEL Ministry. “JEWEL” is an abbreviated version of the church motto: “Where Jesus is Exalted, and the Word is ExpLained” JEWEL Ministry is the Media ministry of Eastern Star Church comprised of Radio and Television, Audio, Video and Prayer Partner ministries. With all efforts combined, JEWEL Ministry reaches more than one-million people throughout .

Led by the spirit of God, Pastor Johnson orchestrated a five million-dollar project to build a new Sanctuary and Family Life Center. The project was completed in 1994. In 1998, the church completed a $16 million, 120-thousand square foot worship facility called the JEWEL Christian Education and Conference Center. The facility houses JEWEL Childcare/Preschool ministry, (capacity–163, children age Infant to 4 years), JEWEL Christian Academy, (capacity–220,  students from Kindergarten through 5th grade), JEWEL Bible Bookstore, a full service gym and fitness center, and a multi-purpose conference center which facilitates Christian education for adults and youth Sunday Church School and JEWEL Bible Institute.

In August 2001, Pastor Johnson and the Eastern Star Church planted its first church “New Life Worship Center” with Pastor John F. Ramsey as the Senior Pastor.

In August 2003, Eastern Star Church opened the doors of its Northeast Campus in Fishers, Indiana. The new worship facility offers a 1,700-seat Sanctuary, Conference Rooms, a Chapel, Youth Activity Wing, JEWEL Café, and its second bookstore, JEWEL Bible Bookstore-Northeast. God has done and is doing tremendous things through his humble servant Pastor Johnson.

In March 2004, Pastor Johnson and the Eastern Star Church planted its second church “New Beginnings Fellowship Church” with Pastor James A. Jackson as the Senior Pastor.

In October 2006, Pastor Johnson received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida.

In September 2006, Pastor Johnson and the Eastern Star Church planted its third church “New Horizons Church” with Pastor Eric Wiggins.

In May 2007, Pastor Johnson received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Simmons College in Louisville, Kentucky.

In August 2007, Pastor Johnson published his first book and study guide entitled, “The Song of Solomon, Love, Sex and Relationships and launched Kingdom Word Ministries.

In May 2008, Pastor Johnson received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In December 2008, Pastor Johnson published his second book, “Making a Comeback; Reclaiming our Lives in Christ”.

In May 2009, Pastor Johnson received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas.

In November 2009, Pastor Johnson published his third book, “Life Illustrated: Daily Thoughts for your Daily Walk” a 365-day devotional.

In March 2010, Pastor Johnson opened the doors of its Northwest Campus on the Northwest side of Indianapolis, IN on Cooper Road. The new worship facility offers a 3,000-seat Sanctuary, a Chapel, a Youth and Adult activity Wing, a state of the art technology and administrative offices. God continues to show favor on this ministry through his faith

Pastor Johnson has served as the Assistant Chaplain of the Indiana Pacers and also enjoys playing basketball. He serves on the board of JEWEL Educational Services, JEWEL Human Services and numerous others in the community.

A devoted husband and dedicated family man, Pastor Johnson is married to Sharon Henry Johnson and is the loving father of four sons, Jeffrey Allen, II, Jordan Adam, Jalon Alexander and Josiah Andrew. God has certainly laid His hands on the life and ministry of Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr.