Man, Adam Johnson, Search Consultant at Ministry Architects, standing outside, smiling.

Adam Johnson

Search Consultant

Adam is a senior ministry executive, spiritual leader, strategic pioneer, and Director of Ministries at the historic First United Methodist Church in Jackson TN.

After serving in ministry since 2005, Adam was ordained and licensed as Pastor in 2017. Throughout the last two decades, he has led in a variety of church settings, both theological, and denominational.  From 5000+ multisite churches to relaunches, metropolitan and rural settings, liturgical and modern expressions— each context has helped shape his ability to see varying perspectives and build a shared sense of ownership and trust with staff and faith communities alike.

As a coach, consultant, trainer, and director, Adam’s goal is to champion local churches and develop leaders to carry fresh vision into the future growth of churches.

A native of West Tennessee, Adam is a graduate of the University of Memphis where he received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Nonprofit Organization. He holds an MPS in Strategic Leadership-Religious Organization from the University of Memphis.  He graduated from the National Institute of Christian Leadership in 2016 and currently coaches a network of local and regional leaders on their path of continued learning and development. 

Adam currently lives in Jackson, TN with his beautiful wife Kayla and fearless toddler Josephine.  For his downtime activity, he loves to root for the Tennessee Titans (Titan Up!), as well as exploring local eateries and antique shops.