S. Lewis Johnson Jr. (
Date of birth::1915-Date of death::January 28, 2004),
a conservative evangelical pastor and theologian, was for many years a professor at
Attended seminary::Taught at::Dallas Theological Seminary. Johnson was a moderate
dispensationalist and a Five-point
Calvinist in his soteriology.
Johnson was born in
Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in
Charleston, S.C., graduating from
College of Charleston with an A. B. degree in 1937. He was converted in Birmingham, while in the insurance business, through
the teaching of Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse. He left the insurance business in 1943 to enter Dallas Theological Seminary, from which he received a Th.M. (1946) and a Th.D. (1949).
Upon graduation he became a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught
Taught subject::Hebrew, and
Taught subject::systematic theology for 31 years. After retiring from Dallas Seminary, he became Professor of Biblical and Systematic
Taught at::Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois from 1980-1985, as well as serving as a visiting
Professor of New Testament at
Taught at::Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana. From 1985-1993 he served as a visiting Professor of Systematic Theology
Taught at::Tyndale Theological Seminary in Badhoevedorp, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
During his years of ministry he was a guest speaker at Bible conferences in Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Australia, Jamaica, and Europe. Publications include, The Old Testament in the New, (1980), as well as numerous periodical articles, especially
Bibliotheca Sacra (published by Dallas Seminary). He was on the translation committee for the
New International Version and contributor to
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Crossway Books, 1991).
He was also engaged in pastoral ministry for over forty years. He served as pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church (1951-1954), which later became Northwest Bible Church, pastor of Grace Bible Church (1954-1958), and as an elder and minister at Believers
Chapel (1963-1993) all in Dallas. Many of his sermons and lectures remain available in audio form at
Believers Chapel. Lewis Johnson passed away on January 28, 2004.