Byron Johnson Elected to RTS Board of Trustees

Byron Johnson
Byron Johnson

MARIETTA, Ga. — Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Byron Johnson to the Board of Trustees, effective August 2, 2022.

Johnson joins the board from Atlanta, Ga. and is the founder and Executive Director of VISION 9:38, a fundraising organization that exists to empower and equip ethnic minority missionaries. He serves as a fundraising coach, mentor, networker, and counselor for ethnic minority missionaries and ministry workers.

Prior to VISION 9:38, Johnson served in various capacities with Campus Outreach for 20 years. He is also a consultant and advisor to various missions agencies and a conference speaker and workshop leader.

“We are thrilled that Byron has joined the RTS Board of Trustees. RTS is made better when we have men who live in an area around each campus, and Byron will be our first to hail from Atlanta. As an Atlanta native and RTS Atlanta graduate, Byron will bring a valuable perspective to our work in Atlanta. He will be an encouragement to and a voice for the work there, and I am most thankful to serve alongside him in the years ahead,” said Board Chairman Richard Ridgway.

“Byron brings a wealth of ministry knowledge and experience and a love for theological education,” said RTS Atlanta President Guy Richard. “He has been involved mentoring students on our campus for years now, and we look forward to having him serve the entire institution for years to come.”

Johnson is a graduate of the University of West Georgia (B.S.) and Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta (MDiv) and serves as a ruling elder at Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church. He is married to Kim and they have five adult children: Kelsey, James Byron, Kaitlyn, Jordan, and Jonathan.

Chancellor Ligon Duncan added his welcome: “Byron has already been an integral part of the campus community in Atlanta, and I am excited to welcome his expertise to the board. Byron and his wife Kim are invested in mentoring our students and helping them prepare for a lifetime of ministry. It is a blessing to have someone of Byron’s character and experience serving with us at RTS.”

“I consider it a privilege and an honor to serve the Lord and RTS in this capacity,” said Johnson. “It’s a pleasure to play a role in continuing to help RTS equip ministry leaders with ‘a mind for truth and a heart for God.’”